A Swedish citizen AFRA Nasser said that the U.S. Embassy twice rejected her application for a visa
Known journalist from the Yemen Afrah Nasser was denied entry to the United States to receive the award, awarded by the Committee to protect journalists (CPJ).
In September, CPJ announced that they will award awarded the International award for freedom of the press in 2017 Nasser, who lives in exile in Sweden.
Although Nasser has Swedish citizenship and legitimate reason for the US trip, she was refused a visa may, in connection with the decree of the President of the United States Donald trump about the restrictions on entry for citizens of Yemen.
“Although I have a good reason to travel to USA and participate in [the ceremony] CPJ, two of my application for a visa was rejected by the American Embassy in Stockholm. Now I’m submitting the third application, but do not feed optimism,” wrote Nasser in his blog on Friday.
“The proposed ban on the entry went through various iterations, but I’m sure that he was rejected my visa applications filed at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm”, â€“ she wrote.
Nasser hopes to award the new York organization at a ceremony to be held on November 15. In 2011 she went to Sweden to request asylum after receiving death threats in connection with her blog entries and publications criticism of the regime in Yemen.
The Committee to protect journalists noted that the past six years she continued to write about the war, being in Stockholm.