News of Mordecai Vanunu's upcoming trial...
My Dears Friends.
On 15 January 2006 I will stand trial in the Israeli court. I will be
charged with 21 counts of speaking or meeting with foreigners, which
Israel has said I am not allowed to do. These restrictions were imposed
on me on 21 April 2004 upon my release from 18 years of isolation in
I am asking all of my friends and supporters all over the world to help
and support me in this very important case. I think this trial will
concentrate on the issue of freedom of speech. What I need from you is to
send information about your country's history, experience, and expertise
in freedom of speech cases. These will help set a precedent from other
countries and will act as an example for Israel's democratic system to
follow. I would also like to have examples from the earliest democratic
states such as Greece and the Roman Republic. I would also like to have
examples from speeches of the Greek philosophers such as Pluto, Socrates,
and Aristotle. Further, if you know about anybody who was prosecuted for
their freedom of speech in this modern age, please find out his/her
defense and arguments (poems would be welcome as well) and send them to
me. All of this will be sent to my lawyer it will be presented by me
during the trial.
I think this will be a landmark trial because we are challenging Israel's
democracy to prove that these restrictions are contrary to the democratic
standard all over the world. It is the right of every human being to
exercise his/her freedom of speech without any restrictions.
Thank you very much for your help. We hope to succeed in our stand
against this barbaric order.
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p.s. I saw ground the other day...must mean I am coming back to earth somewhere from what has been a crazy term!