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U.N. rep denies Jolie was caught up in violence

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Apr 06, 2011 | 7:15am EDT

Hollywood actress, who is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations' refugee agency, flew to Tunisia this week (beg04Mar11) to visit Libyans who have fled across the border to escape ongoing violence in country.

Subsequent reports suggested Jolie found herself in the midst of a security scare after a riot broke out at the refugee camp she was visiting.

But Tim Irwin, a spokesman for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), has confirmed Jolie is safe and was not caught up in any trouble. He tells E! Online, "I'm not aware of any security issues surrounding her visit."

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