Bahrain Released British Television Journalists
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Bahrain Released British Television Journalists

Manama : Bahrain | Apr 23, 2012 at 5:37 AM PDT
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British Channel 4 News reported ,The government of Bahrain was arrested crew of British Channel 4 News on Sunday, April 22, Jonathan Miller, cameraman Joe Sheffer, and producer Dave Fuller, Bahrain's police clamed the crew worked without accreditation , the channel was communicate with the team leader Jonathan Miller while he and the crew were at the police station.

He says the crew had been applying for accreditation for months, and had gone in as it did only because permission was repeatedly denied. Britain's foreign secretary, William Hague, expressed concern over the detention of the Channel 4 crew.

According to recent reports from the police station the crew was released and taken to the airport to send the country. Miller said in a tweet. , "the police refused to return the confiscated cameras and computers."

According Channel 4 News , British Airways staff initially refused them permission to board an aircraft because the group's "documentation was not in order", Jonathan Miller said, they were flown back on another plane early this morning.

Channel 4 News team has arrived in Bahrain to cover "Formula 1". Journalists working without accreditation, as the authorities have stopped issuing foreign media staff working visa.

British television journalists were detained when they were filming a story about the demonstration, which took place in one of the Shiite villages. becasue a protester died over the weekend in the village of Shakhura, Bahrain's interior ministry named suspicious and said was under investigation.

"Formula 1",racing held in Bahrain, accompanied by many thousands of protests. Shiite majority use the event to attract the attention of the world to their protest against King of Bahrain and the entire ruling elite of the state which belongs to the Sunnis.

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