Freedom Flotilla Passenger Name List Here's a freedom flotilla passengers. Hopefully helpful, and please give comments if there is a more valid info and additional info on passengers so expect freedom flotilla
Indonesians on board
1. Nur Fitri (koordinator)
2. dr Arief Rachman
3. Abdillah Onim
4. Nur Ikhwan
5. M Yasin (tvOne)
1. H Ferry Nur (ketua Kispa)
2. Muhendri Muchtar (wakil ketua Kispa)
3. Hardjito Warno
4. Okvianto Baharudin
Sahabat Al Aqsha-Hidayatullah:
1. Surya Fahrizal (jurnalis Hidayatullah)
2. Santi Soekanto
3. Dzikrullah Ramudya
Santi Soekanto. He is a former journalist the Jakarta Post daily. Her husband, Wishnu Pramudy On Board too
List of other EU nations:
Annekarijn de Jong (29)
Anne de Jong is a Dutch PhD researcher at the School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), department of Anthropology.
Her research interest are popular protest, human rights and for her fieldwork research she spent 16 months in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel, including annexed East-Jerusalem and Besieged Gaza.
Giorgos Klontzas (39)
Agios Nikolaos, Greece
George Klontzas is a professional diver and sailor. He was captain of the Liberty on the first voyage in August 2008, and captain of the Spirit of Humanity in January 2009
Griet M.A. Deknopper (Margarita) (32)
Margarita is a Belgian solidarity activist and teacher trainer.
Inge Neefs (26)
Inge is a 26 year old woman. She studied educational sciences and holds a master in anthropology.
Recently, she spent three months in the West Bank as an activist supporting the non-violent resistance of Palestinians against Israel’s military occupation.
Ewa Jasiewicz (31)
London, UK / Otwock, Poland
Ewa Jasiewicz is an experienced journalist, community and union organizer, and solidarity worker.
Her articles have appeared in The Independent, The Guardian, Le Monde Diplomatique, Red Pepper, and Z Net, among others.
She worked with the ISM in Palestine, and with Voices in the Wilderness in Iraq. Ewa was on the third trip into Gaza in December, 2008 and is one of the two Free Gaza coordinators.
She witnessed the horror of Israel’s Cast Lead operation in Gaza.
She recently published a book about her experiences.a, also on board. Wishnu, also a journalist, had led the magazine Hidayatullah.
Palestinians on board
Lubna Masarwa (32)
Lubna Masarwa is a Palestinian activist, who works as a community organizer for Al Quds University focusing on educational rights for the thousands of Palestinian children in East Jerusalem who have no schools.
She also works with the community of East Jerusalem in their struggle against the Israeli government’s policy of ethnic cleansing Palestinian families through home demolitions and forced displacement.
Until recently, as the Alternative Information Center (AIC) coordinator for the political/social movement in Palestine, she supported grassroots community members and activists in their efforts to mobilize resistance to the Occupation. In order to promote leadership among young Palestinian women, she directs a “Girls for Leadership” program in Jerusalem.
Lubna was on the maiden voyage of the DIGNITY in October, 2008, then came back two more times to be one of the delegation leaders.
She was on board the SPIRIT in June 2009 when it was hijacked and its passengers kidnapped and thrown into prison in Israel.
Huwaida Arraf (33)
Ramallah, Palestine / Washington D.C. / Detroit, MI
Huwaida Arraf, JD, is a Palestinian with American and Israeli citizenship. She received her Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law, where she focused her studies on international human rights and humanitarian law.
In 2001 Huwaida co-founded the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), which has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Huwaida is co-author of the book “Peace Under Fire: Israel, Palestine, and the International Solidarity Movement.”
From 2007 – 2008 Huwaida taught in a human rights law clinic at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, the first legal clinic in the Arab World.
Nader El Sakka (58)
Nader is a Palestinian born in Gaza and currently living in Germany.
He is President of the Palestinian Community of Hamburg.
List of German passengers
Annette Groth 56
Annette Groth is a Member of Parliament in the German Bundestag and Human Rights Policy Spokeswoman for the LEFT Party Parliamentary Group.
She serves on the Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid Committee, as well on the Economic Cooperation and Development Committee.
From 1992 to 1997 she worked as Education Officer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva. From 1997 to 1999 she was Director of the Ecumenical Coalition on Third World Tourism (ECTWT) and Editor of the quarterly journal CONTOURS in Barbados.
She is a member of the NGO attac, and chair of the German-Greek Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Bundestag.
Inge D.M. Höger 59
Inge Höger is a Member of Parliament in the German Bundestag, serving on the Defence and Health Committees.
She has been active in trade unions, and social and women’s movements her entire life. She is the political spokesperson for the LEFT party.
Matthias Jochheim 61
Matthias is a physician and psychotherapist. He is Deputy chair of IPPNW Germany, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War .
Norman Paech 72
Prof. Dr. Norman Paech is a LEFT Member of Parliament in Germany’s Bundestag, as well as Professor of Public Law at the University of Economics and Political Science (HWP) in Hamburg. He is a member of the advisory council of International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Armament (IALANA), of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War” (IPPNW) and Attac, as well as a member of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), and of the Auschwitz Komitee.
Passenger list of UK
Alex Harrison (32)
Alex Harrison is a solidarity worker living between London and the Middle East.
She lived and worked in Balata, Nablus in the West Bank during the intifada. When she tried to visit family in Palestine in 2006 and 2008, the Israeli authorities denied her entry.
Alex was on board the Spirit of Humanity (8th Voyage) when Israeli forces hijacked the boat and abducted the passengers.
She is determined to return to Palestine and plans to work do long-term human rights monitoring in Gaza.
Theresa McDermott (43)
Theresa McDermott is a postal logistics worker from Edinburgh. She spent a month in Palestine in 2004 with the ISM, and has served as crew on several Free Gaza voyages, including the first trip in 2008, as well as aboard the Spirit in July 2009, when it was highjacked by Israeli naval forces.
Denis Healey (55)
Denis has been involved with boats for 45 years, beginning with small fishing boats in Portsmouth.
He has been captain of the Dignity on several successful voyages to Gaza, and was captain of the Spirit when it was highjacked by Israeli Naval forces in July 2009.
Denis learned to sail while at school and has been part of the sea ever since. He’s a certified yachtmaster and has also worked on heavy marine equipment from yachts to large dredgers.
Passenger list from Ireland
Caoimhe Butterly (31)
Caoimhe Butterly is an Irish human rights activist & the Free Gaza Movement’s Gaza coordinator.
She has worked on human rights observation projects and with NGOs in Zimbabwe, Chiapas, Guatemala, Lebanon, Iraq (Voices in the Wilderness) Haiti and Palestine.
Caoimhe lived in the Jenin refugee camp for a year in 2002 before being shot by Israeli soldiers, then deported.
She has worked with human rights organizations, social movements, NGOs, prisoner rights campaigns and as a volunteer on ambulance services during the massacres in Gaza in December and January, and was a witness to war crimes and white phosphorous attacks, Caoimhe went to Gaza on the second trip in October 2008, then stayed as one of the two Free Gaza coordinators there. She was also on board the DIGNITY when it was attacked in December 2008
Mairead Maguire (66)
Mairead Maguire is a Nobel Peace Laureate (l976) and Co-founder of Peace People, Northern Ireland. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work for peace and a nonviolent solution to the Ethnic/political conflict in Northern Ireland. Mairead has travelled many times to the occupied territories of Palestine to support the nonviolent peoples’ movement for Human Rights, International Law,and Self Determination of the Palestinian people. Maguire was shot with a plastic bullet whilst participating with Palestinians/Israelis/Internationals in a peaceful protest March to the Wall in Bilin, in April, 2007. Mairead went on the maiden Voyage of Dignity in October, 2008, the second successful voyage for the Free Gaza Movement. She was also on Board ‘Spirit’ when Israel hijacked the Boat in International Waters, taking all 2l humanitarian passengers to Israel, where they were arrested, detained for a week in an Israeli prison and then deported.
Mark Daly 37
Mark Daly is an Irish Senator. He is a Member of Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Seanad Spokesman on Overseas Development, the Deputy Government Spokesman on Innovation, and the Coordinator for the National Forum on Europe.
Shane Dillon (36)
Shane is an Irish Seafarer. He has served as Chief Officer on Irish and Briish merchant ships, and is now based in Dublin.
Fiachra O Luain 28
Fiachra Ó Luain is an Irish Peace Activist. Fiachra was an independent candidate in the 2009 European election.
One of the first people to identify and protest the illegal use of Shannon Airport in the build up to the aggressions against Afghanistan and Iraq; he won his courtcase regarding a blockade of Trident Submarine base.
He was compelled to become a EU candidate upon watching the massacres of Israel’s ‘Operation Cast Lead’, he hopes to help build new consensus in Europe and the Americas about the gravity of the situation in Gaza
List of American passengers
Greta Berlin (USA)
A cofounder of the Free Gaza Movement, Greta Berlin since the early 1960s has advocated for justice for the Palestinian people.
She is the mother of two Palestinian/American children, whose father was born and raised in Safad, Palestine.
She has been an outspoken advocate for the rights of Palestinians and has spoken and written extensively about what she has witnessed during her three trips to the Occupied West Bank.
When not working with Palestinians, Greta has spent 30 years teaching engineers and scientists how to design and deliver presentations.
She has been in the West Bank three times since 2003 and was wounded by Israeli gunfire in July 2003 while trying to pull down the gate in the fence at Anin, just outside of Jenin.
Hedy Epstein (86)
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Hedy was born in Freiburg, Germany on 8/15/1924, the only child of Ella & Hugo Wachenheimer. She lived in Kippenheim, 30 km north of Freiburg, where her father’s side of the family had lived for generations. She left Germany at 14, in1939, on a Kindertransport (children\’s transport), to London, England – one of almost 10,000 mostly Jewish children.
Both her parents, as well as other family members, perished in Auschwitz in 1942. In July 1945, she returned to Germany to work for the American government, first with the U.S. Civil Censorship Division and then as a research analyst at the Nuremberg trial of the Nazi doctors who performed medical experiments on concentration camp inmates.
In May 1945, she arrived in the United States and quickly became involved in peace and social justice issues.
Since 2003, she has visited Israeli-occupied West Bank five times to witness the effects of Israel’s occupation.
Katherine Elliott Sheetz (63)
Woods Hole, Mass., USA
Kathy Sheetz, 63, is a Registered Nurse with a master’s degree in sustainable development.
She has worked on human rights, health and food security, most often in Haiti.
David Schermerhorn (80)
Deer Harbor, Washington State, USA
David is a commercial film producer and is 80 years young. He was part of the crew of the Free Gaza on its maiden voyage to Gaza in August 2008. He is an explorer, adventurer and has traveled around the world on boats.
Name↓ Nationality↓ Known for↓
Kate Geraghty Australia Sydney Morning Herald photographer
Paul McGeough Australia Sydney Morning Herald journalist
Iara Lee Brazil Brazilian filmmaker
Annette Groth Germany Member of the German Bundestag
Inge Höger Germany Member of the German Bundestag
Norman Paech Germany Former member of the German Bundestag
Aengus Ó Snodaigh Ireland Member of Oireachtas
Haneen Zoubi Israel Israeli-Arab member of Knesset
Raed Salah Israel Leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel
Waleed Al-Tabtabaie Kuwait Member of Kuwaiti parliament.
Abbas Nasser Lebanon Al Jazeera Arabic news journalist
Raza Agha Pakistan Pakistan's news channel AAJ TV producer
Talat Hussain Pakistan Pakistani journalist and executive director
Hilarion Capucci Palestine Retired titular archbishop of Caesarea for the Melkite Greek Catholic Church
Jamal Elshayyal Qatar News producer for Al Jazeera English
Nadezhda Kevorkova Russia Russian journalist
Edda Manga Sweden Swedish historian
Henning Mankell Sweden Swedish author
Dror Feiler Sweden Swedish-Israeli artist
Mattias Gardell Sweden Swedish historian
Mehmet Kaplan Sweden Member of the Parliament of Sweden
Sinan Albayrak Turkey Turkish actor
Abbas Al Lawati United Arab Emirates Dubai-based Gulf News journalist
Hassan Ghani United Kingdom Scottish journalist and documentary maker
Mairead Corrigan United Kingdom and Ireland Northern Irish Nobel Peace Prize laureate with Irish citizenship
Theresa McDermott United Kingdom Scottish activist found in Ramleh prison four days after an attempted Gaza aid mission in 2009
Joe Meadors United States a survivor of the USS Liberty incident