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Israel deports Nobel laureate
: Israel deports Nobel laureateBy
: Michael Jansen Published in
: The Irish TimesDate of issue
7 July 2009People/entities mentioned in this item:
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NOBEL PRIZE laureate Mairead Maguire and electrician Derek Graham are set to arrive in Dublin today on board a flight of Israelís domestic airline Arkia. They were moved yesterday from Giv-On prison near Tel Aviv to holding cells at Ben Gurion airport as six Britons and three US citizens, including former five-term congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, were deported on flights to New York.
The activists rejected their deportation orders, arguing that they had been taken to Israel against their will when seized on a Gaza-bound ferry a week ago.
Ms Maguire received her luggage containing thyroid and cholesterol medication when they arrived at the airport. Mr Graham, first mate on the boat, did not receive his bags. There was no direct contact with either of them because mobile phones, their only means of communication, belong to the Britons.