Three More Countries Join Campaign
Amnesty International activists in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the first two cities struck by atomic bombs, are joining the international campaign to free Mordechai Vanunu, the former technician who blew the whistle on Israelís secret nuclear weapons arsenal.
Two other national campaigns also have picked up momentum in recent months. Shinji Noma, coordinator of the Hiroshima effort, reports that Hiroshima and Nagasaki members of Amnesty International this summer will bombard Israeli authorities with letters seeking Vanunuís release. Their campaign was prompted by a letter received from Mordechai.
In Portugal, the Lisbon Amnesty International group has been active with Quercus, an environmental organization, in focusing attention on Vanunuís continuing incarceration. Luis Galraoy reports that for the past year Portuguese activists have been holding monthly rallies and distributing leaflets at the Israeli embassy in Lisbon.
In Sweden a revived Vanunu campaign has been established in cooperation with Peace Quest International. The coordinator is Ann-Britt Sternfeldt.