The actors who star in movie The Road to Guantánamo were questioned by police at Luton airport under anti-terrorism legislation, it has emerged. The men, who play British inmates at the detention camp, were returning from the Berlin Film Festival where the movie won a Silver Bear award. One of the actors, Rizwan Ahmed, said a police officer asked him if he intended to make any more "political" films.
Image (Reuters): Guantánamo actors (from left) Waqar Siddiqui, Rizwan Ahmed and Arfman Usman with Michael Winterbottom and detainee Rhuhel Ahmed. (Thanks, Christopher and Alastair)
Reader comment: Christopher says,
I though it would be a good idea if your readers were made aware of the website addresses to forms with which to email the leaders of the UK political parties, many of whom regularly partake in the same activy during their "party political broadcasts". These are: number10.gov.uk, conservatives.com, libdems.org.uk. I would suggest that as many people as possible emailed the leaders to inform them of their "crimes" and possible arrest if they wish to continue to star in them. I have already emailed Tony Blair (Labour leader), David Cameron (Conservative leader) and the Liberal Democrats (I don't think they have a leader, yet) about the matter.Reader comment: anonymous says, I think it's appropriate to also credit craig murray, the former ambassador to Uzbekistan who broke the story on Feb. 18th and does a very good job with the ongoing coverage.
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