Since Kamal was illegally imprisoned by the Syrian regime in Adra Prison, in 2005, numerous of our democratically elected representatives have raised his plight in our national and international parliaments. I have trawled through the websites of the UK Parliament and the European Parliament to consolidate the various representations in one place. I have also linked again to the petition running on the Number 10 website.
Some of you may wonder why I bother.
To some, Kamal is just one more unfortunate political progressive caught on the wrong side of an unreconstructed Middle Eastern dictator.
Not to me.
I bother because he is an artist, a philosopher, a radical and a Liberal.
Most of all, though, I bother because he is my friend.
Please take a look at this parliamentary archives page and be grateful for our own freedoms and democracy.
Well done Ben, good to see this in one place. You’ve probably got this in hand already, but if not, you ought to post a link on the Facebook group’s wall http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2387354014
Actually I had completely overlooked it so your comment was a welcome prompt! Done now…