Coming home

You wait ages for a bus and then two come along at the same time, goes the expression. Yesterday the equivalent happened with a couple of significant successes for our campaigning and were still busy handling all the media follow-up today.

The return of three UK residents from Guantanamo Bay has been a big story, particularly with the surprise announcement that Spain is seeking the extradition of two of them. Amnestys campaigner on Terrorism, Security & Human Rights, Sara MacNeice, has been interviewed by the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV among others today.

And we were celebrating the fact that Kenny Richey, a Scot held on death row in the United States for more than 20 years, was to be freed by a court and would be back home in time for Christmas. Check out todays coverage in the Independent, Guardian, Daily Mail and Times. Sadly we then heard that Kenny had been taken to hospital with chest pains  and his court hearing has been postponed until 8 January.

Coverage of both stories will continue no doubt and well be back with one more blog entry of 2007 tomorrow. Meanwhile, if you havent already why not take a moment to join our Unsubscribe campaign and call for the closure of Guantanamo Bay. More than 300 men are still held there.

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