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Yemeni Journalist Denied Visa to Come to U.S. to Receive Pulitzer Prize

HeadlineMay 30, 2019

And in New York City, the winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize awards gathered for a lunchtime ceremony Tuesday with one conspicuous absence: Yemeni journalist Maad al-Zekri, who was barred from entering the United States to receive his prize after the Trump administration denied him a visa. Al-Zekri was part of an investigative team of Associated Press journalists who uncovered torture at secret prisons run by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen. In a statement, the Associated Press said it was “terribly disappointed” that al-Zekri was unable to attend the ceremony. Yemen is one of six majority-Muslim countries whose citizens were barred from entering the U.S. under an executive order signed by Trump and upheld by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling.

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