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Alan Johnston Petition
Alan Johnston
Alan Johnston has been missing since 12th March

BBC News Website is giving people the opportunity to add their names to a petition calling for the release of BBC Gaza correspondent Alan Johnston.

This is in addition to the full page open letter in Monday's edition of the UK's Guardian newspaper.

The petition states:

We, the undersigned, demand the immediate release of BBC Gaza correspondent Alan Johnston. We ask again that everyone with influence on this situation increase their efforts, to ensure that Alan is freed quickly and unharmed.

Below is a list of names of people who have joined the Alan Johnston appeal.


Ramy M. Abdallah, Texas, USA
Muna Aghawani, Ramallah
Mahira Afridi, Istanbul, Turkey
Ahoura Afshar Silver Spring, MD, USA
Prof Reza Afshari, New York, USA
Nadira Artyk, Paris, France
Rebecca Ashcraft, Chicago, USA
Martin Asser London, UK
Aida Jabalia camp, Gaza
Karen Ashby Falkirk, Scotland
Marian Atkinson St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Adam Ault, Madison, USA
Hafizi Azmal Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Peter Badrick, Haywards Heath, UK
Paschal B. Bagonza Kampala, Uganda
Amina Baha, Minneapolis, USA
Lewis Barr, Portland, Oregon
Trushar Barot London, UK
Kathy Bartlett Cumbria, UK
Amber Bashar, London, UK
Sabir Bashir, High Wycombe, UK
Cat Bauman St. Louis, USA
Eric Bergmann, Southfield, USA
Thomas Bilbrough, London, UK
Philip Bland, York, England
Hannah Bloch, Washington DC, USA
Stuart Bowman London, UK
Sue Brewer, London, UK
Alex Briggs, Guildford, UK
Ben Brill, London, England
Jeremy Brown, Edinburgh, UK
Louisa Brooke London, UK
Vivienne Brooks Winchester, UK
Rev Peter Brown Northampton, UK
Joy Butler, Wiesbaden, Germany
Lucy Carlyle London, UK
Joanne Cayford London, UK
James Clarke Birmingham, UK
Victor Chan London, UK
Neleen Chandra, Detroit, USA
Natalie Chisholm Northants
Amritamati Clark London, UK
B.L.Clark Poole, UK
Gaynor Clarke Leigh, Lancashire, UK
Andrew Clifford, Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Emily Clymer, Philadelphia, USA
Paul Colettii, London, UK
Tim Cooke London, UK
Isabelle Corr, Bristol, UK
Siobhan Courtney Dorset, UK
Fiona Cowan, Stamford, UK
Mrs J Crickmore Colchester England
Lawrence Crosbie London, UK
Imogen Crump, London, UK
Michael Culligan, Albany, USA
Cathryn Curran London, UK
Lauren Curry, Chicago, USA
Adam Curtis London, UK
Dave Reading, UK
Leon Davis Nagoya, Japan
Paul Davies Bournemouth, UK
Debra Eastbourne, UK
Sarah Depuydt Torhout, Belgium
Selin Devranoglu, Edirne, Turkey
Alex Diakopoulos, Athens, Greece
Daniel Dick, Garland, USA
Nina Donaghy, Washington DC, USA
Charlton Dwight London, UK
James Earl London, UK
Robert Eastland, Hamburg, Germany
Kerry Egan Livingston, Scotland
Margaret Farrell, Rome, Italy
Jessica Fellowes London, UK
Laurence Fischer, London, UK
Paul Flood Biggleswade, UK
Eva Fox Sant Antoni de Calonge, Spain
Anne Gall Port Talbot, Wales
David Gardener, Surrey, UK
Ann Geddes, Dundee, UK
Kelly Geraty, Cornwall, UK
Cami Gerwen Chicago, USA
Emily Gore, London, England
Lynne Guyton London, UK
Mojtaba Hadian Edinburgh, Scotland
Maria Hampton Cambridge, Cambs
Jim Hansen Brookings, Oregon, USA
Kathy Harcombe London, UK
Clare Hardy, Berkshire, UK
Tim Harness, Twickenham, London
Mohammed Shahid Hassan, Philadelphia, USA
Vanessa Heaney London, UK
Christian Herbert, Malmo, Sweden
Timothy Hilgenberg, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK
Jonah Hill, Berkeley, USA
Sarah Hodgson Helensburgh, Scotland
Polly Howes Yelverton, Devon, UK
Khin Htwe Ithaca, NY, USA
Ian Canada
Tim Irwin, Washington DC, USA
Alex G. Isbell Philadelphia, USA
Lindsay Jones London, UK
Mikaela Jones, London, UK
Sandhya Kashyap, Allentown, USA
Rebecca Keating London, UK
David Keeley Cork, Ireland
Sylvia Kelm, Bochum, Germany
Lucy Kenny Bristol, UK
MS J Kettle London, UK
Jehanzeb Khan, Saginaw. MI USA
Mohamed Khedr Canada
Matthew Korade
Alison Krentel, Toronto, Canada
Philip Lamont, Ottawa, Canada
Laura Preston, UK
Steven Lauwerier, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Peter Leary London, UK
Karuna Leigh, Norwich, UK
Karen Lee, Dublin, Ireland
Angela Legge Leeds, UK
Teresa Lima, London, UK
Taimoor Ling Minneapolis, USA
Aoife Liyanage London, UK
Kate Losowsky London, UK
Dumeetha Luthra London, UK
Craig Lyons, Galway, Ireland
ChernorJalloh Almeria, Spain
Alasdair Macleod, Glasgow, UK
Jackie MacNamara, Dublin, Ireland
John Maguire, Bristol, UK
Nathalie Malinarich London, UK
Jawdat Manna, Bethlehem
Hannah Martin London, UK
Patrick Mason-Green Abertillery, Gwent
Daoud Mateen, USA
Mavis Kampala, Uganda
Fatemeh Mayanloo Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada
Richard McKee, Northern Ireland
Jennifer Mitchell, London, UK, London, UK
Ben Moore, Reading, UK
Genevieve Monteiro, Delta, Canada
Isabella Mulvaney, Glasgow, UK
Sean Murricane Leeds, UK
Penny Murphy London, UK
Nohad Nassif, Houston, USA
Simon Neale Telford, UK
Sara Neill Hull, UK
Jennifer Nestor, Dublin, Ireland
Rapan Olimpiu, Bistrita, Romania
Ritchie Pannetti Geneva, Switzerland
Jonathan Paterson, London, UK
Tony Pearce Caterham, UK
Tanja Philipp Kiel, Germany
Lyn Picken, London, UK
Abraham Pilgrimage Dubai
Greg Piper, Oregon, USA
Alison Pledge, Leamington Spa, UK
Kristine Pommert London, UK
Samantha Porter Huddersfield, UK
Haridas Pudavar, Buffalo, NY, USA
Nicole Ramm, Langley, Canada
Vanessa Randle, Birmingham, UK
S.Ravichandran, Tamil Nadu, India
Kate Reynolds Stow, Scotland
Charlotte Riley, London, UK
Tanya Ronson, Leeds, UK
Emma Rooney London, UK
Kirby Rosser Argroves Sant Antoni de Calonge, Spain
Sue Rothwell, Grasse, France
Jenny Ryan, London, UK
Raouf Saad, Canada
Beryl Saragas Athens, Greece
Louisa Scarff, Poole, UK
Sahil Shah Hounslow, UK
Larry Sheehan, Connecticut, USA
Lesley Sixsmith London, UK
Shelby Sleight, Greencastle, USA
Samuel Smith London, UK
Ashley Squires, Inman, SC, USA
Charlotte Stacey London, UK
Jenny Steel, Paris, France
Chris Strickland Edinburgh, Scotland
Federico Tak Oxford, UK
Hisham Thainat, Irbid, Jordan
Jiten Thakrar, UK
Joey Thompson, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Simon Thorne Ashtead, UK
Crispin Thorold, London, UK
Deepak Tripathi, Woking, UK
Nicole Tung, New York, USA
Connor Walsh London, UK
Kevin Wang Barcelona, Spain
Edward Ware, London, UK
Adam White, Big Rapids, MI, USA
James Whittington London, UK
Simon H. Wiium, Reykjavik, Iceland
Sastra Wijaya London, UK
Holly Williams Brentwood, UK
Nathan Williams London, UK
Sarah Williams London, UK
Michael Wilson London, UK
Steve Wilson, Tokyo, Japan
Scott Wohlschlager, Idaho, USA
Mary Wood Dursley, Glos, UK
Mel Wood Alaska, USA
Chris Woods, London, UK
Melanie Wyatt Stafford, UK
Sam Haider Cricklewood, London
Katie Jennings Coventry, UK
Katherine Turley Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
David Clensy Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Paul Pitkin Portland, USA
Martin Philip London, UK
Thierry Winnipeg, Canada
Shaye Hoobanoff Vancouver, Canada
Tyler Storey Phoenix, United States
Kelly Pahlavi-Jones UK
Renee Yoch California, USA
Andrea Lattacher Vienna, Austria
Paul Cady Pennsylvania, USA
Negar Heckscher Portland, Oregon, USA
Rachel Sutherland New York, USA
James Rostampour Prague, Czech Republic
Debbie Hunter Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Cherie Tindall Fairview, USA
Derinola Thompson New York, USA
Jackie Black York, UK
Paul G. Taylor Harden, UK
Anne Dickinson Cambridge
Timothy Warner Cairo, Egypt
Norhal El Halwagy USA
Lewis James Emmerton Durham, Great Britain
Sheila Ali-Oston London, UK
Palamara Cinzia Reggio Calabria, Italy
John L Sibley Shoreline, Washington USA
Bernard Vetter London, UK
Sulin Allen New York, USA
Mehdi Zohouri Thunder Bay, Canada
Amanda Ward Beverley, UK
Adem Saykin London, UK
Hodan Pankhurst London, UK
Ajda Saykin London, UK
Christine Rice Gillingham, UK
Hannah McFarland Ipswich, UK
Rev. Bosco Bangura Leuven, Belgium
Lauren Holder Brighton, UK
Ben Sadler Ashford, Kent
Aysegul Williams London, UK
Zdenko Juskuv Cumberland, US
Jane Attwell Goldens Bridge, USA
Tim Wilson Arundel, UK
Fiona Tims Maidenhead, England
Naser M. El Masry Renton, Washington, USA
Kay Dowson USA
David Hazel Fareham, UK
Thomas Philipose Basking Ridge, NJ, USA
Kenn Verrell Crawley, Sussex
Rory Mac Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
Madeleine Newell Arlington, USA
Driton Maliqi Kosova
Karen Dimbleby Basingstoke, UK
Linda Peregrino Front Royal, USA
Frances Bruce London, UK
Abdelilah Boukili Marrakesh, Morocco
Samantha Smith London, UK
Hodan Pankhurst London, UK
Brenda Leonard West Sussex
Peter Miller Gainesville, Florida, USA
Elizabeth Baker Stoke on Trent
Gordon Sim Hawick, Roxburghshire
Simon Carr Didcot, UK
Alan Marsh
Sonali Bajaj Providence, USA
Mr Gilmartin Bristol
Mrs Gilmartin Bristol
Jennifer Anderson Banbury, UK
Alan Marsh Mellieha, Malta
John Pinto Edinburgh, UK
Eve Cripps Cooperstown, USA
Diana Birdsall Morris, United States
Iain Murray Poole, Dorset
Mike Niebuhr Atlanta, USA
Michael Docherty Glasgow, Scotland
Roy West Basildon, UK
David Ingram Deal, Kent
Laura Barnard Edinburgh, UK
James Hormel Brattleboro
Faysal Adel Syria
Anita Mehta Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
S Oldham UK
Virginia Rice Kansas City, MO
Farhana Karim Maple Grove, MN, USA
Jon Mills Bristol, UK
Claudia Ricca Buenos Aires, Argentina
Imtiaz Leeds, UK
Belal Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
Patricia Overstreet-Millre Lake Forest,USA
Kristina Kilian Berlin, Germany
Andreas Tsolakis Brussels, Belgium
Anthony Bannister Hamamatsu, Japan
Cornel Lazar London, UK
Colin Barbasiewicz Wokingham, UK
Simcha Israel
Darryl Li New Haven, USA
Paul Esslemont Perth, UK
Vladimir I. Leonov Zelenograd, Russia
C Lim Singapore
Robert Hayes Manchester, Lancashire
Duncan McLean Auckland, New Zealand
Roberto Alvarez-Galloso Miami, Florida
Christina Hedworth Lincolnshire
Stuart Marshall Edinburgh, UK
Evelyn Edge Oswestry, UK
Mark Heseltine Edmonton, Canada
Jorge Antonio Fernandez Cordoba Argentina
Aroun Rashid Deen New York City, USA
Liz M Baltimore, Maryland, US
Betsy Rate New York, USA
Nigel Bedrock Houston, USA
Kate Eisenmenger Boston USA
Rebecca Norris Flint, UK
Arup Dutta Montreal, Canada
Janebade Portland, USA
Subhankar Mondal Bangalore,India
Jay Bracknel, Berkshire
Saira Zuberi Toronto, Canada
Nicky Boak Durham, England
Sunni Baran East Douglas, Massachussets
Jill Newcastle upon Tyne
Margaret Zimra Zizi Lansdowne, USA
Steven McDaniel Sand Springs, USA
Kimberly Davidson Mallorca, Spain
Attiya tur-Rauf Islamabad, Pakistan
Tito Tut Pal Melbourne, Australia
Margie Kieper Burnsville
G Seltsova Christchurch, New Zealand
Francesca Mead New York, USA
Jamie Smith Riverton, USA
Elias Gebru Ethiopia
Stephen Riches Bangkok, Thailand
Erkan Osman Istanbul, Turkey
Jayashankar Bangalore, India
Dominic Mottram Brussels, Belgium
Mrs Sandra Harrison Carlisle, UK
Vivek Raj New Delhi, India
Rob Stacey UK
Mary McCannon Budapest, Hungary
Remete Mary Budapest, Hungary
Lungs Bernard Lira,Uganda
Li-Jung Ku Taipei, Taiwan
Alistair Dore Wakefield, UK
Susie Rummming Bath, UK
Melissa George Sydney, Australia
Rebecca Potter Amersham, UK
Nasir Askar Islamabad, Pakistan
Anis Anani Sydney, Australia
Sarah Revela Tripoli, Greece
Christina Spybey London, UK
Subhankar Mondal Bangalore,India
Anne Palmer Wolverhampton, England
Marilyn Reading, England
Mike O'Leary Folkestone, England
Carol Liversidge Bournemouth, England
Neave Barker Moscow, Russia
Colin Geering Warrington, England
Mary Atkins London, England
Hodan Pankhurst London, UK
Yoram Ofer Kyoto, Japan
Aida Lin Taipei, Taiwan






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