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In pictures: Mordechai Vanunu released
Mordechai Vanunu is escorted from prison
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Former Israeli nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu was released after 18 years in prison, but still faces restrictions in Israel.
Mordechai Vanunu climbs the gates outside his former prison
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Vanunu climbed the gates outside the prison and told his supporters: "I am a symbol of the will of freedom. You cannot break the human spirit."
Mordechai Vanunu, after his arrest in 1986
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He was arrested in 1986 after revealing secrets of Israel's nuclear weapons programme to Britain's Sunday Times. He is seen here on his way to trial in a Jerusalem Court.
Protesters burn image of Mordechai Vanunu
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The case has divided Israel - but many think Vanunu is a traitor. Here protesters burn his image.
Protesters leap on the car of Mordechai Vanunu
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Others leapt on his car as he was driven from prison.
Supporters of Mordechai Vanunu demonstrate in Israel
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But others from around the world, including nuclear disarmament groups, regard him as a hero. Their gags represent restrictions placed on him by Israel.
British actress Susannah York supporting Mordechai Vanunu
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Among his supporters is the British actress Susannah York.
Sunday Times journalist Peter Hounam, left, with Mordechai Vanunu's
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Vanunu was "adopted" by an American couple, Mary and Nick Eoloff, after his parents ceased contact with him over his conduct and his conversion to Christianity.




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