Foundation for Public Poetry bestows Mordechai Vanunu with honourary status

The Foundation for Public Poetry has bestowed honourary Canadian Poetship upon Israeli Mordechai Vanunu.

The man who spent 18 years in prison for disclosing details of Israel’s nuclear bomb production was recently re-arrested for supposedly breaking conditions of his bail. “Continued punishing of Vanunu is a travesty,” says Jack Locke, Foundation spokesperson.

“First, Vanunu’s original crime hurt no one. Expressing ones words, at least in free-democratic countries, is not supposed to be a crime punishable by imprisonment.” The Foundation notes that even the pre-perestroika Soviets released Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Some of Vanunu’s poetry can be read at:

CLICK HERE to read what Amnesty International says about Vanunu.



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