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Palestinian activist Rasmieh Odeh deported to Jordan from Chicago


Rasmieh Odeh, a former Michigan resident convicted in Detroit of lying on immigration forms and whose case became a flashpoint in the Arab-Israel dispute, has been deported to Jordan.

Odeh, 70, who was sentenced last month in Detroit, left Chicago O’Hare Airport Tuesday night and has arrived in Jordan. She was deported to Jordan from Chicago because of a controversial, and decades-old record of bombings in Jerusalem.

The U.S. government argued in court that Odeh committed “immigration fraud” by omitting her 1969 conviction by an Israeli military court on her U.S. citizenship application. She insists that she was tortured by Israeli authorities to confess her alleged involvement in two bombings in Jerusalem that killed two young men at a supermarket.

Despite receiving a lifetime prison sentence in Israeli jails, she was released as part of a prisoner swap with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in 1979.

In 2014, Odeh was found guilty of immigration fraud, sentenced to 18 months in prison and had her U.S citizenship revoked. On September 02, she was obliged to the leave the U.S. by September 19.

(Source / 22.09.2017)

Tags: #ICC4Israel, #Palestinian activist

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