Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Information Ministry refutes reports of deporting foreign journalists

SANA'A, Mar 15, 2011- An informed source at the Ministry of Information denied on Tuesday media reports of deporting foreign journalists from Yemen

The source told Saba on Tuesday that "Immigration and Passport Authority has deported four foreigners due to their illegal stay in Yemen and violation of the visa and stay regulation."

Two of the foreigners entered the country in a tourist visa and overstayed, while the two others entered the country in a student visa to study Arabic language but they suspended study, the source added.

It made clear that they disappeared and lived in public neighborhoods and were arrested while impersonating reporters of foreign media without the ministry permission.

All journalists who enter the country and perform their works according to the followed laws and regulations are respected and given all kinds of support they need in Yemen, the source concluded.

Source: (Saba)

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