Israel indicts nuclear whistleblower Vanunu

2016-05-09 05:47
A 2010 file picture of Mordechai Vanunu. (AFP)

A 2010 file picture of Mordechai Vanunu. (AFP)

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Jerusalem - Israel has indicted Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordecai Vanunu for meeting with American citizens in Jerusalem and violating other court-ordered restrictions.

Vanunu is a former employee at Israel's nuclear reactor who served 18 years in Israeli prison for leaking details and pictures of Israel's alleged nuclear weapons programme to a British newspaper in 1986. Israel neither confirms nor denies its nuclear capability.

When he was released from prison in 2004, Israel banned him from speaking with foreigners and leaving Israel, among other restrictions.

According to Sunday's indictment, Vanunu met two Americans at a hotel in east Jerusalem in 2013, moved apartments without notifying Israeli authorities in 2014, and in 2015 told an Israeli TV anchor information related to his work at the nuclear reactor that he is forbidden from speaking about.

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