Australian woman deported from Abu Dhabi after Facebook post

Australian woman deported from Abu Dhabi after Facebook post

Australian woman deported from Abu Dhabi after Facebook post

Written by Staff Writer

15 Jul, 2015 | 9:44 am

An Australian woman arrested in Abu Dhabi for cybercrime has now been deported.

Jodi Magi said on Facebook that she had left the country after spending “53 hours in custody”.

Ms Magi was detained in July for what appeared to be a social media posting.

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop said on Tuesday Ms Magi was detained ahead of her planned deportation.

The Australian government provided consular assistance to Ms Magi and her husband, and her plight was covered widely by local media.

Ms Magi had told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC) she was arrested after sharing a photo on Facebook of what she thought was an illegally parked car.

In the photo, she blacked out the number plate of the car, which was parked across two disabled parking spaces in front of her Abu Dhabi apartment.

-BBC

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