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A Thank-You from Mordechai Vanunu, and an Invitation from P.E.N.

April 19 2005

Dear Kjell

I want to thank you very much and all those who were behind this initiative, invitation.
I really felt very Honored and respected by this act. More than that, if this act will bring my freedom, and help me leave Israel, it is really great success for the NORWAGIAN PEOPLE, to help me to gain my freedom.
Now, about my writing, I wrote a lot during 18 years in prison but most of it was damaged by Israel spies, censored, so now I am working to receive back my writing
-copies-of all 73 books of corresponding, plus 10 poems.
A lot of political, historical analysis, experiences in prison.
So I will be glad to have the opportunity to sit and write, to bring my story messages to many people.
I am ready to help you if I can help you to do for my freedom.
So keep in touch,
publish what ever you find from all my letterers, poems.
See you very soon in Norway.

- vmjc


April 18 2005

Dear Mr Vanunu,

It is with great pleasure that I confirm the official invitation to the city of Kristiansand, on the South coast of Norway, which I just spoke to you about in the telephone.

Kristiansand is one of five Norwegian Cities of refuge for persecuted writers. Each of these cities invites a writer who is persecuted because of his/her use of the right to freedom of expression, for a period of two years with paid salary, free apartment and all eventual health and social costs covered. When the two year period is over, the actual writer is offered permanent permission to stay in Norway as a refugee, so that you can stay indefinitely, or just as long as you want.

We shall now submit an application to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, asking them to accept you as refugee writer in Kristiansand. I cannot yet say how they will react, nor how long it will take. But I can promise you that we shall keep you informed.

If/when the Directorate of Immigration accepts our application, we shall start finding out how to organize your travel to Kristiansand.

If you have a list of published articles, eventually of unpublished works, that would be a good help. Our mother organization, International PEN in London, has been working for your case during many years, which means that you are accepted as a writer, but such a list would make the case stronger vis-a-vis the Directorate of Immigration here in Oslo.

I do hope that I shall be able to wish you warmly welcome in Kristiansand soon!
Warm regards
Kjell Olaf Jensen
President, Norwegian P.E.N.


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