Mordechai Vanunu is an Israeli whistle-blower who exposed Israel’s then secret nuclear arsenal. CND’s office in London is named after him.

Vanunu revealed all that he knew about Israel’s nuclear weapons programme and shared photos with journalists in 1986. He strongly believed that in a democratic country, people have the right to know what their government is doing. Vanunu was subsequently kidnapped by a Mossad agent, before a secret court convicted him of espionage and treason.

CND was present in April 2004, along with several hundred others, when Vanunu was released after an 18 year sentence (12 of those in solitary confinement). But his punishment wasn’t over, as the Israeli government has imposed multiple restrictions on Vanunu, including that he can’t leave the country or speak to any foreign nationals. He has since been arrested and imprisoned for short periods again.

What is 60 faces of CND?
2018 is the 60th anniversary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Founded in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, CND has been a powerful collective voice against the dangers of nuclear weapons.

CND’s greatest strength has always been its members.
Incredible people have shaped our history,
our present and will continue to inspire in the future.

Here we take a look at 60 Faces of CND,
60 people who represent all the millions of people
who have campaigned for nuclear disarmament over the decades
and have made our organisation so remarkable.

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