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November 10, 2010

BREAKING: GFM 2009 Delegate, Marjam Salvesen Bhatti, Deported from Egypt

Marjam Salvesen at Erez Border Crossing, Gaza.
STAVANGER, NORWAY (Nov. 10, 2010) - Shortly after arriving at Hurghada airport in Egypt on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, Marjam Salvesen Bhatti, a 2009 Gaza Freedom March delegate, was deported back to Norway.

Salvesen stated via sms from Norway's Stavanger Airport, that she had not been harmed in Egypt, but was deprived of her mobile until she boarded the return flight.

Egyptian authorities questioned Salvesen about her visits to Gaza, Algeria and Pakistan. Salvesen added that on arrest she was told her name was on a list of people that cannot enter Egypt.

At 7AM Norway time on Wednesday, Marjam, who had arrived to Hurghada for holiday with her daughter, was still at Stavenger airport where the two had slept through the night with no tickets to arrive to their hometown in Trondheim.

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