Sunday, March 9, 2014

Egypt bars Gaza-bound Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Maguire

An October 21, 2013, file photo shows Mairead Corrigan Maguire, 1976 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, as she addresses the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laurates in Warsaw, Poland. (AFP)
CAIRO (AFP) 5 Mar by Samer al-Atrush — Egypt detained and deported Northern Irish Nobel Laureate and peace activist Mairead Maguire on Wednesday and held up others who had been planning to go to neighbouring Gaza, the activists and officials said. Maguire had intended to join a delegation of women activists going to the blockaded Palestinian enclave on Thursday.
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