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Hicham Yezza, Nottingham student and political prisoner was released on August 12th after being sentenced to nine months in March for allegedly deceiving immigration officials (See SchNEWS 668). He was originally arrested in June 2008 over nonsense terror allegations to do with him and another student downloading an Al Qaeda training manual off a public domain US government site, and he was soonafter re-arrested over immigration issues. He is Algerian-born and has been in England for fourteen years.

During the last stage of his imprisonment he managed to edit – from a cell in Canterbury Prison - a new issue of the publication Ceasefire, which is out now, featuring articles ranging from Palestine and Congo to slagging off Facebook. To get a copy see

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Keywords: ceasefire, hicham yezza, nottingham


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