Monday, December 17, 2007


An amazed thank you to the always-inspiring Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty for the nomination in the New Statesman Person of the Year awards - thank you to Indigo Jo without whose blog link I would never have known about it - and thank you to the readers of the New Statesman. And a massive well done to the worthy winner

Kate Allen, director of Amnesty UK, nominates Anas el-Banna
Anas el-Banna is the 11-year-old son of the Guantanamo prisoner and UK resident Jamil el-Banna. Jamil is one of more than 300 people still held without charge or trial at the notorious prison camp. Anas has led his family's struggle for justice for his father. At Amnesty we've been incredibly impressed as Anas has written to prime ministers, picketed No 10 and appeared on live television. He deserves recognition for his courage and determination.


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