Israel offers asylum to Iranian journalist in Turkey who faces deportation
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Israel offers asylum to Iranian journalist in Turkey who faces deportation

Minister Aryeh Deri offers writer Iran-born Neda Amin safety, as may face death if sent back to the Islamic Republic

Nada Amin
Nada Amin

Israel has offered asylum to an Iranian journalist who has been working for an Israeli news website from Turkey.

Turkey recently informed journalist Neda Amin, who writes for the Jewish News partners’ the Times of Israel, that she would be deported in the coming days to Iran, which she fled three years ago. She could face the death penalty in Iran.

The Jerusalem Association of Journalists and the Union of Journalists in Israel asked Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri to offer her sanctuary in Israel.

Deri said in a statement he would issue Amin a special visa. “This journalist faces real danger to her life only because she wrote columns for an Israeli news site. Under these clear humanitarian circumstances, I approved her entry without hesitation,” he said.

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