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have sacrificed my freedom and risked my life in order to expose the danger of
nuclear weapons which threatens this whole region." -Mordechai Vanunu
In 1985 Mordechai Vanunu, was a mid level technician on the night shift at Israel's nuclear facility in Dimona.
Vanunu suffered a crisis of conscience when he realized he was a cog in the manufacturing of Weapons of Mass Destruction and not working in a Textile Plant as the sign out front claimed!
Because of lax SECURITY, Vanunu was able to enter into Top Secret locations throughout the seven-story underground WMD Facility and shoot two rolls of film.
He traveled throughout Europe for nine months with the undeveloped film until he met Peter Hounam, an investigative journalist for the London SUNDAY TIMES.
The SUNDAY TIMES published a front page story utilizing Vanunu's photos and his testimony just as he was being kidnapped, clubbed, drugged, bound by Mossad in Rome and transported back to Israel for a closed-door trial.
Vanunu was convicted of treason and espionage in 1988 and endured 18 years in a windowless tomb sized cell-most all in solitary confinement.
Vanunu was 'freed' on 21 April 2004 under draconian restrictions including not to speak to foreigner's -meaning MEDIA-and ever since denied the right to leave Israel.
Why the World should care about Vanunu's unjust detention:
The Establishment of Israel's very Statehood was contingent upon upholding the UN UNIVERSAL DECLARATION of HUMAN RIGHTSand every Member State is obligated to hold ALL other Member States to it!
Article 13 and 19 enshrine:
Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country. - Article 13-2
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. - Article 19.
Whereas, the International Court of Justice found that the destructive power of nuclear weapons cannot be contained in either space or time, and that they carry the potential to destroy all civilization and the entire ecosystem of the planet,
Whereas, Governments have obligations and People have rights, and the nuclear threat attacks every core concept of human rights,
Whereas it is a basic human right to be free of threat or violence, and it is the duty of adults to protect children and future generations, we the people of the World unequivocally demand all Governments of the World to pursue a Nuclear FREE World and clean up the chemical and radioactive contamination which have polluted Our World,
Whereas America remains the only nation in the world to unleash Nuclear Weapons and Israel remains the only state in the Middle East with Nuclear Weapons We the People of The World beseech All Leaders of The World to END ALL Nuclear Deceptions and FREE ALL Nuclear Resisters.