SANAA, Yemen — A British journalist says he and three other foreign reporters have been deported from Yemen after being detained for several hours.
Oliver Holmes said five armed security agents took them into custody Monday morning from the apartment they share in the Yemeni capital. He said one of the security agents told them they had to leave because of the stories they were writing.
The journalists are two Americans and two Britons.
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The government has used violence against the protesters.
On Sunday, security officials said the journalists had been detained for illegally entering the country. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.
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