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Campaigners Set Sights On Senate


        The U.S. Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu will focus on the United States Senate this summer and fall in a continuing effort to muster Capitol Hill support for release of the imprisoned Israeli whistle blower.
        In March, 36 Members of Congress signed a letter asking President Clinton to urge Israel to release Vanunu on humanitarian grounds. It is hoped that by September a similar appeal will come from a significant number of Senators.
        Two years ago Sens. Russell Feingold of Wisconsin and Paul Wellstone of Minnesota asked Secretary of State Albright to check into Vanunu's solitary confinement treatment, which had been condemned by Amnesty International as "cruel, inhumane, and degrading." This inquiry, together with an appeal by 13 House Members, has been credited with helping bring about Vanunu's release into the general prison population in March, 1998.
        Senators are being asked this time to request that Clinton seek Vanunu's full release on humanitarian grounds. Vanunu supporters can help by gathering petitions calling on their U.S. Senators to sign on to the Vanunu effort.