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U.S. activist, CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin held overnight in Egypt jail, claims abuse

American rights and peace activist Medea Benjamin said Tuesday that Egyptian police held her at an airport jail without explanation and that they had broken her arm.

“Help. They broke my arm. Egypt police,” Benjamin, who co-founded the CODEPINK anti-war group, said on Twitter.

CODEPINK said that she has been deported to Turkey.

U.S. Embassy spoeksperson Mofid Deak confirmed to CBS News’ Alex Ortiz that Benjamin had left the country after the embassy provided consular assistance. However, CODEPINK’s Alli McCracken told CBS News that the U.S. embassy in Egypt did not help Benjamin.

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