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Irish air hostess stuck in Dubai to have travel ban lifted as embassy steps in

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Taoiseach Simon Harris has announced that the travel restrictions preventing Irish citizen Tori Towey from departing Dubai have now been removed.

The Irish Embassy in the UAE is set to assist her in travelling to the airport for her return home at her earliest convenience.




Activists have argued that Towey, a 28-year-old flight attendant, has been wrongly accused under the strict laws of the Muslim nation, despite being an alleged assault victim in her own residence.

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Human rights advocates report that after being hospitalised with serious bruising and other injuries, she sought to exit the Gulf country but was prevented from doing so.

In the Dail, Mr Harris stated: “I’ve just been informed that the travel ban has been lifted. The Embassy will take Tori to the airport as soon as she is ready to go. The Embassy of course will continue to follow the case which is still active as of now.”, reports the Irish Mirror.

Additionally, the Taoiseach confirmed having conversations with both Tori and her mother, Caroline.

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