Nuclear whistleblower seeks protection
April 26, 2004
Mordechai Vanunu, Israel's nuclear whistleblower, has asked the Archbishop of Canterbury to help ensure his safety after he received death threats on his release from prison last week.
His brother, Meir, warned that extremist "lunatics" were determined to harm Mr Vanunu, who joined the Anglican Communion in the 1980s before he betrayed Israel's nuclear secrets.
Meir Vanunu said he wanted Archbishop Rowan Williams to help safeguard his brother at St George's Cathedral in east Jerusalem, where he is staying.
He also called on Dr Williams to put pressure on the Israeli Government to lift the restrictions imposed on Mr Vanunu, who was released after imprisonment for revealing details of Israel's secret atomic weapons program.