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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Update: Erla Lillendahl

In her own words, on her own blog, which she kindly had translated into English for those of us who don't read Icelandic.

A partial quote:
I didn't understand the officials’ conduct, for they were treating me like a very dangerous criminal. Soon thereafter I was removed from the cubicle and two armed guards placed me up against a wall. A chain was fastened around my waist and I was handcuffed to the chain. Then my legs were placed in chains. I asked for permission to make a telephone call but they refused. So secured, I was taken from the airport terminal in full sight of everybody.
If you didn't know better, you'd think you were reading a novel by Kafka.

If you come across this post, Ms. Lillendahl, please accept my apologies for your unpleasant experience. I'd hate to suffer such an experience. I hope some satisfactory resolution is reached.

The only positive thing I can say about this entire affair is, at least she wasn't a brown or black woman in that position. She'd probably be in Guantanamo by now.

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