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?
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.
Here we take a look at 60 Faces of CND,
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