Tuesday, 30 June 2009

UK Black Filmmaker Ishmahil Blagrove Arrested in Israel

At 1:40 am this morning Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly boarded the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, and kidnapped 21 human rights workers and journalists who were on their way to deliver much needed humanitarian and reconstruction supplies to besieged Gaza.

Among those abducted by Israel include colleague Ishmahil Blagrove, filmmaker and founder of RicenPeas Films, Nobel peace prize laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. They are currently being held in Israel's Ramla High Security Prison.

Since their kidnapping, tens-of-thousands of people around the world have mobilized to demand their immediate and unconditional release. The Free Gaza Movement would like to thank everyone who has made a phone call, sent a fax or email, written a letter, or organized a demonstration on behalf of their 21 imprisoned friends.

Everyone please distribute this posting to all your film mailing lists and networks.

For more info visit www.freegaza.org

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