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Egyptian activist Asmaa Mahfouz deported from Kuwait

Activist Asmaa Mahfouz is deported and banned from reentering Kuwait

Ahram Online, Saturday 28 Sep 2013
Asmaa Mahfouz
Asmaa Mahfouz of Egypt, one of this year's five laureates of the 2011 Sakharov Prize, addresses the European Parliament during a ceremony in Strasbourg December 14, 2011. (Photo: Reuters)
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Egyptian activist Asmaa Mahfouz has been deported from Kuwait to Cairo airport on Saturday, according to Al-Ahram Arabic news website.

Mahfouz has also been banned from returning to Kuwait, where she has been residing with her husband for the past three months, according to Al-Ahram Arabic.

Mahfouz is a former founding member of the April 6th Youth Movement. In 2011, she was awared the Sakharov Human Rights Award by the EU Parliament for her role in the 25 January revolution.

The reason for her deportation from Kuwait remains unclear.


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