George Galloway's Egypt ban lifted

Ahram Online , Monday 24 Oct 2011

Leader of 'Viva Palestina' aid convoy to Gaza claims his persona non-grata status has been lifted by Egypt's post-Mubarak government

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George Galloway (Photo: Reuters)

“My persona non grata status imposed by Mubarak has been lifted. Cairo here I come! Long live the Egyptian Revolution!” wrote George Galloway on Twitter on Monday.

Galloway was a British member of parliament for the Labour Party (1987-2005) and the Respect Party (2005-2010). He has been long recognised for his anti-Israel stance and support for the Palestinians.

He instigated the Viva Palestina aid convoy to the Gaza Strip in 2009 and in January 2010 was declared persona non-grata and deported from Egypt after entering the country from Gaza. He had criticised the authorities for delaying his aid convoy’s entry at Al-Arish and was accused of “incitement” over criticisms of the Egyptian government.  

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