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UK Home Office revokes student visa of Palestinian student after protest speech

Student visa of Dana Abuqamar, a Palestinian law student and leader of the Friends of Palestine Society at the University of Manchester, was revoked after she made a speech at a university demonstration

Abuqamar said her visa was revoked on the grounds of 'national security', with authorities citing her as a risk to public safety.

The Palestinian student, who has lost 15 family members in Gaza after Israel struck a three-storey building in the besieged enclave, is now fighting to stay in the UK.
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