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Lady Olga Maitland
Political activist and President of the Defence & Security Forum; future Member of Parliament; participated in major FKC events


“My over-riding memory is the Kuwaiti community's tremendous passion and commitment. They turned out in all weathers to demonstrate and march in London; they toured the TV and radio studios to put their case for liberation. Their London headquarters was seething with energy. Everyone wore black – and then came the great day of FREEDOM! And with it the activists tore off their black clothes, colors came back and we all rejoiced.

“A few months later, I visited Kuwait and was deeply shocked by the destruction, let alone the suffering of the occupation's survivors. But sadness was to continue with the still 650 men and women taken to Iraq – never to return home. A vigorous campaign led by the late Sheikh Salem Al-Sabah took the issue all over the world to highlight their plight. I was honored to be part of that effort and arrange events in London. During those years I met mothers, wives, daughters of missing ones – all the more difficult because their grief had no relief."
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Lady Olga Maitland  Political activist and President of the Defence & Security Forum; future Member of Parliament; participated in major FKC events
“My over-riding memory is the Kuwaiti community's tremendous passion and commitment. They turned out in all weathers
to demonstrate and march in London; they toured the TV and radio studios to put their case for liberation. Their London
headquarters was seething with energy. Everyone wore black – and then came the great day of FREEDOM! And with it
the activists tore off their black clothes, colors came back and we all rejoiced.

“A few months later, I visited Kuwait and was deeply shocked by the destruction, let alone the suffering of the occupation's
survivors. But sadness was to continue with the still 650 men and women taken to Iraq – never to return home. A vigorous
campaign led by the late Sheikh Salem Al-Sabah took the issue all over the world to highlight their plight. I was honored to
be part of that effort and arrange events in London. During those years I met mothers, wives, daughters of missing ones –
all the more difficult because their grief had no relief.
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