Invitation to Press Conference
Tuesday, April 19, 2005, 14:30
The International Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu
"The [restriction] order does not have to be reasonable, it is legal" (prosecutor at hearing in Vanunu's trial, April 12, 2005)
An international delegation, organized by the International Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu, will be in Israel from April 18 to 22, to protest the threatened renewal of the restrictions imposed on Mordechai Vanunu and his trial for speaking with the media. Together with Israeli activists, the delegation will conduct activities in Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Dimona.
On April 19, the Knesset Constitution, Law and Judiciary Committee will finally convene to discuss the issue of Mordechai Vanunu's status under the restrictions, after an earlier meeting was canceled and after the security establishment has already decided Vanunu's fate. Adv. Dan Yakir (Israel), Adv. Michael Ellman (U.K.), Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mairead Maguire, and Nuclear Physicist Colman Altman (Israel), will be among the participants in this discussion. Supporters of Mordechai Vanunu will call for his freedom at a vigil in the rose garden adjacent to the Knesset from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Following the discussion at the Knesset, the International Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu will hold a press conference featuring: Adv. Michael Ellman (U.K.), Solicitors International Human Rights Group, FIDH, ICJ Ms. Mairead Maguire (Ireland), Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1976 Knesset Member Issam Makhoul Jakob von Uexkull (Sweden), Founder and Chair of the Right Livelihood Award (the "Alternative Nobel Prize") Ms. Lucy Mair (U.S.A.), Human Rights Watch Mordechai Vanunu
Mordechai Vanunu will be presented with the Right Livelihood Award, the first prize he was awarded, in 1987, but was not allowed to receive in prison.
The press conference will be held in English.
In Israel: Rayna Moss: Tel. 972-50 -7368236
In the USA: Tel/Fax 520-323-8697
Tel. +44 20 8808 7568
Fredrik Heffermehl, Tel. +47-2244 8003