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Mordechai Vanunu

Mordechai Vanunu

Mordechai Vanunu (Hebrew: מרדכי ואנונו‎; born 14 October 1952), also known as John Crossman, is an Israeli former nuclear technician and peace activist who, citing his opposition to weapons of mass destruction, revealed details of Israel's nuclear weapons program to the British press in 1986. He was subsequently lured to Italy by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, where he was drugged and abducted. He was secretly transported to Israel and ultimately convicted in a trial that was held behind closed doors.

Vanunu spent 18 years in prison, including more than 11 in solitary confinement, though no such restriction is mentioned in Israel's penal code, nor imposed by his verdict. Released from prison in 2004, he was further subjected to a broad array of restrictions on his speech and his movement, and arrested several times for violations of his parole terms, giving interviews to foreign journalists and attempting to leave Israel. He claims having suffered "cruel and barbaric treatment" at the hands of prison authorities, and suggests that these would have been different if he had not converted to Christianity.

In 2007, Vanunu was sentenced to six months in prison for violating terms of his parole. The sentence was considered unusually severe even by the prosecution, who expected a suspended sentence. However, in May 2010, Vanunu was arrested again and sentenced to three months in jail on a charge that he had met foreigners, in violation of conditions of his 2004 release from jail. In response, Amnesty International issued a press release on July 2007, stating that "The organisation considers Mordechai Vanunu to be a prisoner of conscience and calls for his immediate and unconditional release."

Vanunu has been characterized internationally as a whistleblower and by Israel as a traitor. Daniel Ellsberg has referred to him as "the preeminent hero of the nuclear era". In 1987, he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for "his courage and self-sacrifice in revealing the extent of Israel's nuclear weapons program".

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Kristin Joachimsen

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Kristin Joachimsen (født 12. mai 1969) er en norsk teolog, bibelforsker og professor ved Det teologiske menighetsfakultet fra 1. mai 2015.

Hun er utdannet cand.theol. ved Universitetet i Oslo i 1996 og ble dr.theol. samme sted i 2007. Hun har vært førsteamanuensis ved Universitetet i Tromsø - Norges arktiske universitet - siden 2002, og var instituttleder på Institutt for religionsvitenskap fra 2004 til 2009. Hun har deltatt i Det norske bibelselskaps revisjon av Det gamle testamente fra 2006. Ved Universitetet i Tromsø underviste Joachimsen i religionsvitenskapelig teori og metode, Bibelen, bibelhebraisk og jødedom. Ved Menighetsfakultetet har hun primært ansvar for å undervise og forske på Det gamle testamente - Den hebraiske Bibelen.

I 2009 var hun i omtalt i media i forbindelse med at Israel nekter henne å være sammen med kjæresten Mordechai Vanunu. 19. mai 2015 giftet de seg i den tyske menigheten i Redeemer Church i Jerusalem.