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Ryanair apologizes for denying refugee boarding

(CNN)Ryanair has apologized for preventing a prominent refugee from boarding a flight to Ireland despite being in possession of the appropriate travel documents. Iyad El-Baghdadi is an Arab Spring activist who was raised in the UAE and obtained political asylum in Norway in 2015. He told CNN he was meant to travel from Berlin to Dublin on a Ryanair flight departing at 10.30 a.m. local time on Wednesday. He tweeted an appeal to his 122,000 followers to "make some noise" about the incident.Baghdadi told CNN: "I called the Irish embassy yesterday to make sure I can travel. They referred to the Irish government's website, confirming I can travel. But Ryanair denied me boarding without giving me any reason," he said. "They told me 'Our supervis ...
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