well. for talking to a journalist you can go to jail. for raping some women not (if you are the president)! and you call yourself the only democracy in the area? guess you have to work a little harder. because it isn't european standard yet. but probably you look more in the direccion of US. in their way of interpretating democracy this case would be possible too.
PLO official: Reports about Abbas' resignation from political life very premature (Haaretz)
from the article: Vanunu to return to prison for violating the terms of his parole