The nominee on “Oscar” from Syria denied entry to USA

The nominee on “Oscar” from Syria denied entry to USA

Syrian cameraman Khaled Khatib, whose film about acting in Syria, humanitarian non-governmental organization “White helmets” was nominated for “Oscar”, was denied entry into the United States.


As reported by the associated press, earlier 21-year-old operator was issued an American visa, but he was not allowed to Board the airline “Turkish airlines”, flying from Istanbul to Los Angeles.

According to the Agency, the Department of homeland security United States at the last moment refused to Khatib entry since received against him some “negative information”. As noted by the associated press, this term can be different circumstances — from relationships with terrorists to ordinary violations of the visa regime.

“To travel to the United States required current Presnya documents”, — commented on the refusal of entry by the representative of the Ministry of internal security Gillian Christensen.

Iranian actress refused to go on “Oscar” because of the trump trump wants to sign a new immigration Ordinance That feel those who trump denied entry to the United States.

The incident occurred on the background of the events associated with the signing by US President Donald trump decree banning the entry into the country to citizens of seven countries with a predominantly Muslim population. Among these countries were listed Syria and Iraq. In early February, the Federal court of Seattle decided to suspend the presidential decree indefinitely. Donald trump then said that likely will soon sign a new decree prohibiting entry into the United States to citizens of seven countries.

Tape White helmets from Netflix was nominated for “Oscar” in the category “Best short documentary”.

The 40-minute film tells about the three volunteers, “White helmets”, which are sent from the training center in Turkey to Syria to rescue the people whose homes are bombed and shot at.

Members of the “White helmets” they call themselves the volunteer rescue group. At the same time they oppose the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Earlier it was reported that under the Ordinance have got Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi, whose film “the Salesman” was nominated for “Oscar”. Iranian actress Tarana Alidousti, who played a major role in the film, Farhadi said that he would not attend the ceremony of delivery of film awards in protest against the plans of Donald trump to prohibit the issuance of U.S. visas to residents of some countries.