Al Jazeera journalists were not allowed to enter Ukraine, end up deported
The filming crew of Moscow office of the international Arab TV channel Al Jazeera was not allowed to enter the territory of Ukraine: they were deported with corresponding stamps in their passports. This information was reported by the chief editor of the information portal UkrPress.net Safvan Dzhulak, who was supposed to accompany the filming crew in Ukraine, Telekrytyka informs.
According to him, border guards stamped the passports of the filming crew with a "deported" stamp. Because of this, the journalists now have troubles with receiving visas to other countries.
On February 16, border guards in «Boryspil» airport did not allow to enter Ukraine the filming crew of the international Arab TV channel Al Jazeera, which arrived from Moscow to cover the anniversary of the tragic events at Maidan. All the filming crew members are the citizens of the Russian Federation.
Safvan Dzhulak, who was supposed to accompany the group in Ukraine, sent official requests to the Presidential Administration, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Border Guard Service and the General Prosecutor's office of Ukraine, demanding to explain why the filming crew was not allowed to enter. He received no official response so far.
Now, a different Al Jazeera crew will come to cover the anniversary of the tragic events at Maidan a year ago.