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Danes Rally for ‘victim’ of Israel

January 29, 1990
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Danes are rallying around Ulla Lyngsby, a teacher who claims she was tortured and abused while in police custody in Israel last year.

They have donated 15,000 Danish kroner (about $2,270) to her cause since advertisements appeared in local newspapers last November asking for public support.

Lyngsby, who teaches kindergarten, was involved with pro-Palestinian groups in Denmark. She visited Lebanon and Syria in 1989 and then went to Israel. Two days after arriving, she was arrested on suspicion of being an agent of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

A court ordered her held in custody for 11 days. She was released in six, after questioning, and ordered to leave the country.

Israeli officials say their investigation shows she helped the PLO. They deny she was abused.

Lyngsby said she would sue Israel for 35,000 kroner (about $5,300) to compensate her suffering.

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