Israeli nuclear whistleblower indicted

Israeli nuclear whistleblower indicted

[JURIST] Israel's Justice Ministry [official website] announced Thursday that Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu [Wikipedia profile] has been indicted for violating the terms of his release from prison. Vanunu completed an 18-year prison sentence in April [JURIST report] for revealing secrets of Israel's atomic program to the Sunday Times newspaper. Vanunu, who has lived at a Jerusalem church compound since his release, was barred from leaving Israeli territory or contacting foreigners as part of the terms of his release. The restriction which was to last a year was up for review in the coming weeks. Vanunu has tested the limits of terms of his release by granting interviews to foreign news media and attempting to travel to the West Bank town of Bethlehem which falls outside his permitted area of travel. Israeli authorities worry Vanunu may attempt to disclose more nuclear secrets. AP has more.