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Former Israeli nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu flashes the V-sign after winning his freedom on 21 April 2004. Vanunu said he was "proud and happy" to have blown the whistle on Israel's nuclear program as he was released at the end of an 18-year prison sentence. The one-time technician at the Dimona nuclear plant in southern Israel was abducted by secret service agents in Italy, then smuggled back to Israel and jailed back in 1986 after leaking details of the plant to Britain's Sunday Times newspaper. Photo: AFP / Yoav Lemmer

September 12, 2017 12:08 PM (UTC+8)