American filmmaker expelled from Bahrain
On Saturday, Bahrain announced that it had deported US filmmaker Jen Marlowe, accusing her of falsifying her visa application and filming a documentary without permission.
Marlowe, who arrived in the country around a week ago, told officials that she had come "to help a friend who had recently had a baby," the information affairs authority said.
It added, "But investigation showed the names and addresses she gave were fabricated... While in Bahrain she has been shooting a documentary film that requires a proper visa permitting one to work in the kingdom."
"Marlowe is affiliated with members of the International Solidarity Movement (ISI) organisation, some of whom had resorted to similar illegal entry tactics in February of this year."
The filmmaker was briefly detained and questioned before being flown out to Jordan.
| They've turned their attention away from the Jewish entity? How nice. Perhaps now Rachel Corrie will resume three dimensionality, in spirit at least.|
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