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McKinney released, returning to United States

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Atlanta-Journal Constitution [1]
Monday, July 6, 2009

Cynthia McKinney’s mom said she’s learned that her daughter is on the way home.

Leola McKinney said a friend who contacted the U.S. Embassy in Israel reported that the former congresswoman was released from Israeli custody and taken to Ben Gurion International Airport.

“We finally got word that she was released,” Leola McKinney said late Sunday afternoon. “We don’t know what time she is supposed to fly out. All we know is that they took her to the airport.

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“I would be more relieved when I know she’s on the flight,” Leola McKinney added. “But I am relieved that she’s away from there.”

McKinney had been in custody since Tuesday, when she and 20 others were swept up by the Israeli Navy while allegedly trying to sail through a navy blockade. The group says it was attempting to deliver humanitarian supplies to Gaza.

McKinney and the rest of her group could have been released soon after they were taken into custody but they refused to sign a document admitting they violated Israel’s blockade, according to McKinney’s parents. The group was due to appear in an Israeli court Sunday.

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[4] Israel keeps ex-congresswoman McKinney in custody: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-keeps-ex-congresswoman-mckinney-in-custody.html

[5] US remains silent over McKinney arrest by Israel: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-remains-silent-over-mckinney-arrest-by-israel.html

[6] Cynthia McKinney Prevented From Leaving U.S.: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cynthia-mckinney-prevented-from-leaving-us.html

[7] Israel threatens to shoot international activists: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-threatens-to-shoot-international-activists.html

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