Egypt deported a French journalist who had been placed on a banned list for allegedly insulting the country, security sources said.
They identified the journalist as Marie Edmee Josette Duboc and said she was held at Cairo’s airport terminal after flying in from Paris on Friday evening when officials found her name on a list of people banned from entering the country, Reuters reports.
“The journalist had deliberately tried to discredit Egypt,” one security source said without giving any further details.
“Thus, she had been put on the list of those banned from entry. She and her child were treated well during their stay at the airport until her flight took off back to Paris,” the source added.