an activist with the Campaign to End the Death Penalty and a freelance writer published in The Nation and Alternet.
A Belgium military court this week acquitted two Belgian peacekeepers accused of torturing a Somali boy in 1993, saying the soldiers were just playing a game.
• Peter Oppen, a journalist with Belgium’s leading daily called Het Laatste Nieuws (The Latest News). He first broke the story on the allegations of Belgian soldiers torturing and assaulting Somalis.
• Alex De Waal, of Africa Rights, a human rights group based in London, England.