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Prisoners for Peace Day - Free Mordechai Vanunu
December 1, 1999
From the International Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu
International Prisoners for Peace Day
***LETTERS, EMAILS AND FAXES FROM AROUND THE WORLD NEEDED NOW, CALLING FOR MORDECHAI VANUNU'S IMMEDIATE, UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE FROM PRISON***
On November 24, Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot published parts of the trial protocols and investigation material in the case of nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, following the release for publication of more than 1,200 pages of material by the Jerusalem District Court. This material has been secret for the past 13 years, since Vanunu was kidnapped and tried in camera. The published articles include details of his kidnapping, testimony of Shin-Beit interrogators, and much more information related to the case. As a result of the publication of this information, public discussion has been raised in Israel about Israel's policy of secrecy on nuclear issues in general , and about the Vanunu case in particular.
SOMETIME - PROBABLY IN THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO - VANUNU WILL HAVE A PAROLE BOARD HEARING. THE EXACT DATE IS NOT YET KNOWN. HE HAS ALREADY SERVED OVER TWO-THIRDS OF HIS 18 YEAR SENTENCE, AND SO IS ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE. PLEASE SEND LETTERS, FAXES AND EMAILS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO THE FOLLOWING OFFICIALS, ASKING FOR HIS UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE FROM PRISON.
Thanks to people with the Israeli campaign to free Vanunu for translating the Yediot Ahronot articles into English. Translated articles can be found at the following website: http://www. nonviolence.org/vanunu
Background information on the Vanunu case can also be found there and athttp://www.vanunu.freeserve.co.uk
***As new light is shed on the case of Mordechai Vanunu and demands for his release are intensifying in Israel and abroad, please remember to send Mordechai Christmas and New Year cards. If these are mailed now, they might reach him in time for the holidays.