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Israel Stops Whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu Getting German PrizeEileen Fleming Salem-News.com
“Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country” - UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
(CLERMONT, Fla.) - The International League for Human Rights awarded the Carl-von-Ossietzky-Medal to israeli whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, but Israel did not allow Vanunu to travel to Berlin where he was scheduled to receive the award. So instead, the award winning ceremony became a protest rally.
"Not knowing what is behind the walls of Dimona, where the Israeli government officially denies having nuclear weapons, it was very important that Vanunu came out and said, listen, Israel has hundreds of nuclear warheads and you should know about it and you should act about it."
In 1986, Vanunu, a former nuclear technician at Negev Nuclear Research Center, disclosed information on Israel's nuclear weapons programme to British journalists. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison and was only released in 2004. Still he is not allowed to contact foreign embassies or speak to journalists .
On 7 December 2010, I spoke with Nicole Thompson, Press Officer of the Day for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding Mordechai Vanunu's right to leave the state and receive the 2010 Carl von Ossietzky Medal at the awards ceremony in Berlin, which is NOW being replaced with a protest and the launching of an International Campaign:
"Freedom to travel for the whistle-blower Mordechai Vanunu"
I reminded her that Israel’s statehood was contingent upon upholding the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and I will persist to contact this Administration until I receive a statement vis-a-vis Vanunu's right to movement and free speech and Article 13: 2 UN UDHR:
“Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.”
On the morning of the 9th of December I spoke again to Ms. Thompson who assured me that I will receive a statement by the end of today, but then I told her it would be best if the Secretary of State first views Vanunu's message to her while she was still a Senator:
Special thanks to Press TV
_________________________Eileen Fleming is the Producer of "30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu" Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org, Eileen is a Feature Correspondent for Arabisto.com, Author of "Keep Hope Alive" and "Memoirs of a Nice Irish American 'Girl's' Life in Occupied Territory" and the soon to be released "BEYOND NUCLEAR: Some of my Experiences of Mordechai Vanunu and the Holy Land: 2005-2010" youtube.com/user/eileenfleming. Eileen is a unique leader in her state and she intends to run for a Florida Congressional seat in the future, to help speed the process of change that is so demanded today. Like many who walk in similar steps, Eileen, like other writers at Salem-News.com, is an outspoken advocate for humanity and she has no tolerance for the oppressive forces of the world.
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