Mordechai Vanunu, the former Israeli nuclear plant technician who spent 18 years in prison for exposing the country’s nuclear arsenal, was jailed again on 23 May. He was found guilty of “unauthorised meetings with foreigners” which include journalists and his Norwegian girlfriend. The Israeli government did not allow Vanunu to leave the country, visit foreign embassies nor meet with people from outside Israel after finishing his sentence in April 2004. He was convicted of breaking these terms in December 2009 and sentenced to six months community service. Vanunu claims he did not comply with the order out of fear he would be assaulted.