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Iran blogger flies in to Israel after deportation fears

AFP  |  Jerusalem 

An Iranian blogger for an Israeli site arrived in today from Turkey where she faced possible deportation back to the Islamic republic, the website said.

The 32-year-old woman, Neda Amin, blogs for the Persian- language edition of The Times of


She moved in 2014 to Turkey where she risked being deported to because of her illegal status and feared her life would be in danger back home, the website said.

and are arch-enemies.

"After The Times of alerted Israeli authorities of her plight, officials immediately responded and paved the way for her safe arrival in Israel," the website said.

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, who authorised her entry in the Jewish state, greeted her at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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