Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu on Monday received a suspended two-month prison sentence and community work after a Jerusalem court decided against imprisoning him for a misdemeanour from more than four years ago.
The 62-year-old former nuclear technician was jailed in 1986 for disclosing the inner workings of Israel’s Dimona nuclear plant to Britain’s The Sunday Times.
He spent more than 10 years of his sentence in solitary confinement. Upon his release in 2004, Mr Vanunu was slapped with a series of restraining orders, forbidding him from travel, contact with foreigners or speaking to media.
He has twice been jailed for breaking those orders.