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    • Don Camillo
    • 02.07.07 | 22:49 (IDT)

    I've never really understood the Israeli collective witch hunt on Vanunu. The poor sod has served his time yet the State continues to strip his freedoms away, producing more transgressions and more punishments. In a liberal parliamentary parole is given to someone who is let out early. But Vanunu was forced to serve his entire term - no time off for good behaviour. Yet the authorities appear to visit upon him more punishment, more retribution. Even more puzzling is that nuclear technology has moved on since his disclosures, unless Israel's technolgy is based on borrowed Soviet kit? What technological secrets could Vanunu possibly disclose, given his knowledge is decades out of date? Why does the Israeli legal system persist in behaving so vengefully towards him even now?

    from the article: Vanunu to return to prison for violating the terms of his parole
    First published 00:00 02.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 02.07.07
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