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“Freedom of Speech is a Human Right!”

“Stop Torture in Uzbekistan!”

These were the three slogans that we shouted for an hour, in the pouring rain, on the pavement opposite the Uzbekistani embassy. The guests for the Independence Day celebrations were arriving at the front gate of the embassy and many of them stopped and stared or even took photos of our action in support of torture victim Muhammad Bekzhanov, one of the world's longest-imprisoned journalists. There were also some heated discussions with interested parties. At the end, our police escort informed us that the action had made an impact and was being discussed within the embassy, so we had achieved our goal.

We were joined by members of the Amnesty Spandau group and a representative from Reporters without Borders. Well done everybody.