Mordechai Vanunu on hunger strike
Mordechai Vanunu on hunger strikeMordechai Vanunu, an Israeli sentenced to 18 years' prison in 1986 for publicising the existence of Israel's nuclear weapons industry, began a hunger strike on September 28 in protest against his nine years in solitary confinement. September 30 marks the ninth anniversary of his kidnapping in Rome by Israeli agents. He was tried in secret on charges of spying for a foreign power. Two British doctors were recently refused permission by Israeli authorities on security grounds to check Vanunu's mental and physical health.
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