Israeli Police will question nuclear whistle blower Mordechai Vanunu over suspicious of violating release conditions.
The police are examining an interview Vanunu gave to foreign media after his release in April 2004.
Vanunu, who served 18 year in jail for revealing details of Israel’s nuclear program to a British newspaper, was ordered not to leave the country and not to speak with media.
On Monday, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected Vanunu’s petition against these restrictions.
Two interviews have so far been published this week with Vanunu in the foreign press.
Vanunu was a technician at Dimona, Israel’s nuclear installation, from 1976 to 1985. He discovered that the plant was secretly producing nuclear weapons. On 30th September 1986, Mordechai was lured from London to Rome.
There he was kidnapped, drugged and shipped to Israel. After a secret trial he was sentenced to 18 years for ‘treason’ and ‘espionage’ though he had received no payment and communicated with no foreign power.
He was held in complete isolation for 11 years, only allowed occasional visits from his family, lawyer and a priest, conducted through a metal screen.