Mike Treen (New Zealand/Aotearoa)
Sailing on Al Awda, ‘The Return’
Mike has now been released from unlawful detention in Israel.
Here are some of the reports re Mike’s experiences:
Mission accomplished: Why solidarity boats to Gaza succeed despite failing to break the siege – article written by Ramzy Baroud in Palestine Chronicle and reported in Middle East Monitor and also on our partner Kia Ora Gaza’s website here.
Mike Treen from New Zealand/Aotearoa is the National Director of the Unite Union, and a veteran human rights defender.
Here is Mike’s first report on the flotilla as it prepared to depart Palermo, Sicily, for Gaza: https://kiaoragaza.wordpress.com/2018/07/22/report-from-the-freedom-flotilla-by-mike-treen/
Mike also tells the story of fellow New Zealander and Palestinian Youssef Sammour who sailed with the Freedom from Amsterdam to Palermo.