Louise Christian born Oxford, England May 22, 1952. British solicitor who defended Guantanamo prisoner; leader of Stop the War Coalition 2001.
“We cannot stand by as innocent bystanders, there is no such thing as an innocent bystander when it comes to torture and abuse—we all have a responsibility.” (Innovative Minds, March 15, 2008)
On the Afghan war: "They are claiming justification under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, which is self-defence. But there were no people from Afghanistan involved in what happened on 11 September. There is no justification in international law. . . All we have achieved in Afghanistan is to replace the Taliban with gangs of warlords who have no legitimacy and who are fighting amongst themselves.” (Independent, Nov. 19, 2001; photo thejusticegap.com)