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The representative was denied entry to Bahrain at the FIFA Congress

The head of the Palestinian-Israeli branch of the organization Human Rights Watch Omar Shakir was unable to travel to Bahrain, where he was to take part in the Congress of FIFA.

Shakir possessing American citizenship, he hoped to obtain a visa on arrival at the international airport of Manama. However, the guards detained him, prohibiting entry into the country.

He said that the interrogation lasted about two hours, and the room was attended by people in uniform shirts FIFA. After the interrogation he was asked to take a ticket for the return flight, adding that if he does not do it himself, will be deported by force.

Note that initially Congress of the International Association of football were to be held in Kuala Lumpur. However, it moved from Malaysia to Bahrain, as the Kingdom promised to let the Israeli delegation.

The representative was denied entry to Bahrain at the FIFA Congress 11.05.2017

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