'In a normal country, Vanunu would be rotting in jail,' ex-Shin Bet chief says

September 5, 2015 21:02

A former director of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) on Saturday angrily scoffed at the notion that Israel should permit Mordechai Vanunu, the former Dimona technician who revealed sensitive elements of the country's clandestine nuclear program, to leave the country.

Avi Dichter, who is currently a Likud member of Knesset, said that "in a normal country, a person like this would be rotting in jail, and in other countries he would be rotting in a grave."Dichter made the remarks to Channel 2 one day after the television network aired a rare interview with Vanunu, during which he pleaded his case to be let free from restrictions that have kept him in Israel against his will.

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