Monday, June 7, 2010

Victoria resident and long-time peace activist Kevin Neish shows smuggled photos from Gaza flotilla

For immediate release - June 6, 2010

Contact Steve Neish 250-478-3245
Kevin Neish 250-595-3991
Zoe Blunt 250-813-3569

Some of the photographs taken by Kevin Neish and smuggled out of Israel were published today on the Turkish news site Hurriyet, along with similar photos taken by his shipmates. Kevin will make a statement, discuss the photos, and answer questions Monday starting at 10:30 am at the Velox Rugby Club, 3957 Gordon Head Road just North of McKenzie St near UVic. Friends and family will be on hand and may also give interviews.

MP Denise Savoie is expected to pass along a comment on Canada's lack of response to the Israeli attack on the humanitarian convoy in international waters last Monday.

The photos show humanitarian aid workers leading captured commandos below decks, removing his weapons and treating his cuts. The commandos were released unharmed.

View the photographs here

Additional photos and a video here