'A Significant Case'- Boxer

Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, has expressed interest in Capitol Hill efforts to secure the release of Mordechai Vanunu.

"I understand the concerns of those who are leading this campaign," she wrote Jeanie Shaterian of Berkeley, coordinator of the Bay Area Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu.

"The case of Mordechai Vanunu is of exceptional significance because it involves an act of conscience - exposing the production of nuclear weapons and weapons-grade material in the hopes of realizing global peace.

"Please be assured that I will keep your concerns in mind as the Senate considers relevant legislation."