| Jawad Botmeh|
Jawad Botmeh Wikipedia
Jawad Botmeh was a Palestinian student in London who was convicted in 1996, along with fellow Palastinian Samar Alami, of participating in the 1994 London Israeli Embassy attack. He has maintained his innocence since; Amnesty International have stated that Mr Botmeh had been “denied [his] right to a fair trial,” and those who campaigned for him include- according to the Daily Telegraph, over a ten-year period- the later leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn.
He graduated with degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Leicester and King's College London.
Following his release from prison in 2008 he found work as a researcher at the London Metropolitan University. He was suspended from work on 7 February 2013, having become an activist for his trade union, Unison; they have pointed out that his suspension was related to his election as a staff representative, and that he had declared his conviction for involvement in two car bombs at the Israeli Embassy prior to appointment. His suspension was lifted in March 2015.