Yemen to deport British journalists

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The Independent Online

Two British journalists are to be deported from Yemen today after entering on student visas.

The pair have been reporting for various publications since they arrived in the unstable Middle Eastern country.



They were detained by authorities, along with two Americans, accused of entering the country illegally.



A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "The British Embassy can confirm that two British nationals will be deported from Yemen this evening. The British Embassy has offered consular assistance in this matter."



Yemen continues to be rocked by unrest, with protesters demanding the removal of longstanding president Ali Abdullah Saleh staging daily demonstrations in the capital Sanaa and elsewhere.

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