Bahrain Deports U.S. Teacher for Writing Articles on Radical Websites

Bahrain has deported a U.S. nursery school teacher for writing articles on social media sites in support of radical groups and for violating the terms of her work permit, according to Reuters. She is said to have broken the law by working as an unnamed journalist. The teacher penned articles for online publications like As-Safir newspaper, which is connected to Lebanon's Iran-backed Shi'ite group Hezbollah, and the outlawed Bahrain Center for Human Rights newsletter. She has not been identified by the Ministry of State for Communications. In a similar event that happened in February 2012, two American rights activists were deported for trying to report on events highlighting the first anniversary of demonstrations for democratic reforms.

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