Two Activists Deported For Joining illegal Activities

Manama, Feb. 11. (BNA) – An official for the General Directorate of Immigration confirmed that two activists have been deported for applying for tourist visas under false pretenses.

Huwaida Arraf and Radhika Sainath arrived in Bahrain in the last few days and obtained tourist visas upon arrival at the airport. However, once in Bahrain, they declared their intentions to join demonstrations in order to report on them. Arraf and Sainath were picked up at an illegal demonstration in Manama this afternoon.

The women work with a group calling itself "Witness Bahrain" and established a website and Twitter accounts to promote the activities of the banned organization, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights.