In 1986 Mordechai Vanunu told the world about the secret Nuclear
Weapons factory in the Dimona desert - proving that Israel had
a huge arsenal of weapons of mass destruction.
Because he made truth known, Morde was kidnapped by Mossad
agents, shipped back to Israel in a cargo ship, and sentenced
to 18 years in prison for the crimes of treason, espionage and
the betrayal of state secrets. He spent the first eleven and
a half years in solitary confinement!
This year, on April 21st 2004, Mordechai Vanunu is finally
scheduled for release, having served his full term. Will the
Israeli government actually release Morde on April 21, or will
they find an excuse to keep him locked away? I will be at Ashkelon
prison on April 21 to find out.