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Egypt bans prominent journalist from traveling

Egyptian airport authorities arbitrarily banned prominent columnist Fahmi Huwaidi from traveling to the Spanish capital Madrid on Friday, Anadolu news agency reported.

According to security sources, Huwaidi was scheduled to fly to Madrid via EgyptAir, but was barred after airport authorities found his name included in a no-fly list.

Huwaidi was allowed to return home and no further measures were taken against him.

Middle East Monitor regulary translates articles and blogs written by Huwaidi from the Arab media.

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