Syrian Oscar-nominated access US denied

Syrian Oscar-nominated access US denied

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The Syrian filmmaker Khaled Khatib can this weekend, however, is not the Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles to attend. The American authorities have the visa for the maker of the documentary ‘ White Helmets revoked.

Reports that Al Jazeera, on the basis of AP-messages.

The security services would be ‘suspicious’ information about the documentary filmmaker to have found them. That can mean anything from involvement in terrorism to irregularities in the passport.

Khatib and Raed Saleh, the leader of the White Helmets, were for several weeks in uncertainty by the re-entry ban by president Donald Trump was promulgated, among other things, for the inhabitants of Syria. A week ago they made known that they have a visa had been given yet to the ceremony and wanted to go.

The documentary White Helmets, on a voluntary rescue workers in Syria, is nominated in the category short documentary.

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