‘Free speech advocates’ at Amnesty UK ban pro-Israel blogger from London event

The London-based Jewish blogger Richard Millett was banned, by the putative free speech advocates at Amnesty International, from attending an event last night in London called "Accountability and Human Rights at 50 years of Occupation". Organisers justified the banning of Millett by accusing him of being a "disrupter".

The London-based Jewish blogger Richard Millett was banned, by the “free speech advocates” at Amnesty International UK, from attending an event last night in London called “Accountability and Human Rights at 50 years of Occupation”.  The Amnesty event included Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, in conversation with Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC.

According to an email exchange we had with Millett this morning, he was banned even though he had registered for and received tickets for the event.  All organisers told him when he tried to enter was that he was being banned because he’s a “disrupter”.  However, Millett, who has made a name for himself in the UK by attending and reporting accurately on extremist events, has a body of work which demonstrates – via the audio and video clips he takes at the events – he’s always polite and abides by the rules of the event. 

Here’s the video taken by Millett, where he demands to know why he was being banned.

Here’s what Millet wrote on Facebook last night.

As followers of this blog likely recall, earlier in the year a pro-Palestinian MP had Millett evicted from a Parliament event hosted by the Palestine Return Centre after he politely asked panelists, during the Q&A, if they had sympathy for Israeli terror victims.

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