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.