Richard was kidnapped in international waters and taken against his will to Ashdod, Israel where he was illegally detained.
Here is a video of his arrival at Luton Airport where he was met by family members, media, as well as FFC and ICBSG representatives. This determined journalist gave a brief account of how he had stared down the range of Israeli authorities that had sought to demoralise and dehumanise him. They may have stolen all of his footage and electrical equipment, but nothing can erase his memory of the insecurities he witnessed of the pathological liars and bullies who unlawfully detained him.
Here is a report of a ‘welcome home‘ event on 10 September 2018 in London.
Read Richard’s report, ‘Israel kidnapped us in international water and stole our boat and medical supplies’ in Media Diversified, 26 September 2018.
Richard is a London based writer, political activist, and performance poet.His writing has been published by the Independent, the Guardian, the Huffington Post and Washington Spectator and RT.com to name a few with a special focus on human rights. He has been a guest speaker at various universities including Oxford University, and the University of East London and has taught writing poetry for performance at Brunel University maintaining that the power of the spoken and written word can massively effect change in today’s world.