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Vanunu has not heard from Norway

The world famous Israeli dissident Mordechai Vanunu has waited for an answer from Norway’s MP regarding his asylum application for the past six months.

Vanunu was released from Israeli jail in April of this year after being imprisoned for 18 years, 11 of them in solitary confinement. In spite of being released, Vanunu is not allowed to leave Israel, and he is not allowed to talk to foreigners. Vanunu has therefore called upon Norway for help.

In the letter, which arrived at Bondevik’s desk April 23, Vanunu wrote; «Kjell Magne Bondevik, prime minister of Norway. I have given up my Israeli citizenship, and I ask for prompt protection from Norway, so I can leave Israel as soon as possible. Sincerely, and thank you, Mordechai Vanunu.»

However, 6 months later, Vanunu has still not gotten an answer, reported the Norwegian paper Bergensavisen.

The former nuclear technician, who worked at the Dinoma reactor in Israel, provided the British paper Sunday Times with pictures that proved that Israel had nuclear weapons.

Later Vanunu was lured in a trap in Rome in 1986, kidnapped and smuggled into Israel by the Israeli security service Mossad. He has been jail since that time.

Minister of Local Government Erna Solberg said that Vanunu is not an asylum seeker in Norway as long as he is not on Norwegian soil.

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