Ryanair apologises after refusing to let a prominent Arab Spring refugee board ...

Ryanair apologises and blames a 'handling agent error' after refusing to let a prominent Arab Spring refugee board a flight to Ireland Iyad El-Baghdadi told he couldn't board flight from Berlin to Dublin this morning UAE-born activist was turned away despite having a Norwegian travel document  The airline blamed 'handling agent error' and said it has compensated Baghdadi 

By Connor Boyd For Mailonline

Published: 14:24 BST, 10 April 2019 | Updated: 14:24 BST, 10 April 2019

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Ryanair has been forced to apologise after refusing to let a prominent refugee board a flight to Ireland this morning.

Iyad El-Baghdadi, an Arab Spring activist raised in the UAE, was told he wasn't allowed on the flight from Berlin to Dublin on Wednesday despite having the correct travel documents. 

The refugee obtained political asylum in Norway in 2015 and had a Norwegian travel papers when he was turned away from the 10.30am flight this morning.

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