Mordechai Vanunu, activist and ex-engineer at the Israeli Dimona Nuclear Center, was once again arrested on November 18, 2005 by Israeli authorities and submitted to a 36-hour preventive detention and later released thanks to his lawyer’s mediation. That was the first detention after Vanunu was released in 2004 from 18 years in solitary confinement. On this occasion, he was suspect of having violated his freedom condition by having talked to the press several times, including an interview he granted last month to Sylvia Cattori for Voltaire Network and another one to our colleagueGreg Szymanski (American Free Press), whom he briefed on his arrest at a border post near Jerusalem:
Vanunu said:“After remaining in jail for 36 hours and under isolation conditions I was finally taken before the judge; they wanted to submit me to domiciliary custody for 15 days and give me a strong fine. However, my lawyer proved that I was not detained in a free territory and that the terms for my parole were vague”, he said and affirm that he would not “allow Israeli authorities to prevent [him] from using [his] freedom of speech”..