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11 July 2005

Today oD's London office received sad news from a friend and contributor to openDemocracy, John Adeleke, illustrating only too starkly the ongoing pain and suffering caused by Thursday's terrorist attacks. He writes:

"Glad you're recovering from the cruel acts of Thursday. We've just had some sad news. The son of family friends Marie and Alan Fatayi-Williams, it appears may have been killed by one of the bombs. Ironically his late grand-father was one one of our most respected Chief Justices, and a staunch moslem, from Lagos. We're all hoping that it might just be a case of mistaken identity."

Marie has travelled to London from Nigeria to try to find her son Anthony Fatayi-Williams, whom she describes as a "world citizen". The BBC carries a report on her story, as she calls for an end to "this vicious cycle of killing":

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4671367.stm 

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