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British Activist Not Deported

The Directorate of Immigrations has decided to grant a residence permit to a British activist who had been threatened with deportation earlier this year.

Miriam Rose, a member of the activist group Saving Iceland, was sentenced to prison last year for climbing on top of a building at the Alcoa aluminum smelter in Reydarfjördur last year. After having been arrested this summer for climbing a mast near the Alcan smelter in Straumsvík, the Reykjavík police recommended that the Directorate of Immigration deport her “for threatening the basic values of the society.”

However, in an interview last night on television news magazine, Kastljósid, Rose, who has an Icelandic fiancé, revealed that she would not be deported. Instead, the Directorate of Immigration has decided to grant her a residence permit.

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