On July 13, 2013 Vanunu wrote:
"Hi Eileen. This is what you can do in my case,write to U.N.Human Rights Chief,and ask your Facebook cause supporters to write,to ask her to demand from israel to respect my Human Rights,freedom of speech and Freedom of Movements.VMJC"
Vanunu referred to Navi Pillay, the current U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and a South African jurist who last Friday spoke in support of Edward Snowden, saying his case showed the need to protect people who uncovered abuses. She stated:
“While concerns about national security and criminal activity may justify the exceptional and narrowly-tailored use of surveillance programmes, surveillance without adequate safeguards to protect the right to privacy actually risk impacting negatively on the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
“Both Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human rights and Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights state that no one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with one’s privacy, family, home or correspondence, and that everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
“People need to be confident that their private communications are not being unduly scrutinised by the State. The right to privacy, the right to access to information and freedom of expression are closely linked.
"The public has the democratic right to take part in the public affairs and this right cannot be effectively exercised by solely relying on authorized information. Snowden’s case has shown the need to protect persons disclosing information on matters that have implications for human rights, as well as the importance of ensuring respect for the right to privacy."
Both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights affirm that no one may be subjected to arbitrary interference with their privacy, family, home or correspondence, and the law must protect everyone against such interference.
Ms. Pillay also cited testimony by a former U.N. expert on human rights in counter terrorism, saying reliable information about human rights violations by an intelligence agency is most likely to come from within the agency, and whistleblowers in such cases should be protected from legal reprisals and disciplinary action. ###
This week, this reporter will contact the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Media Representatives alerting them to Israel's denial of Vanunu's human rights and seeking the United Nations to help free Vanunu.
Thank YOU for your HELP in reaching our goal of 10,000 signatures to All Leaders of the World who are Member States of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION of HUMAN RIGHTS to FREE Vanunu and Tell Nuclear Truths: