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Maryland woman says she received death threats after Sri Lanka misidentified photo of her as a bombing suspect

Maryland woman says she received death threats after Sri Lanka misidentified photo of her as a bombing suspect

A Towson woman whose photo was misidentified by the Sri Lankan government as a suspect in the Easter Day bombings said Friday that the mistake prompted death threats against her and distress for her family in Sri Lanka.

“I received so many death threats because of this horrible mistake, so many people just calling for me to be hanged and all of these horrible, horrible acts,” Amara Majeed said during a news conference at the office for the Maryland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Catonsville.

She recounted learning about the error while in her dormitory room at Brown University, where she is a senior.

“In the midst of finals season, I woke up in...

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