Kajsa Ekis Ekman


Kajsa “Ekis” Ekman born Stockholm, Sweden July 25, 1980. Swedish feminist journalist; illegally seized on high seas by Israeli navy aboard “Marianne”, imprisoned a week in Israel for Freedom Flotilla III nonviolent protest, 2015.


"I'm hoping that the Israelis actually understand that it would create a lot of more goodwill for them if they actually let the boats through, because there's no reason for them not to do that. It's counterproductive in the end. . . I think they've totally lost common-sense here, because really it's not a threat to bring in medical equipment, to bring in medicine, to bring in solar panels." (Al-Jazeera, June 19, 2015; photo leapardforlag.se)