Bahrain: South African Film Maker Jailed

Busac from Bahrain writes about the terrifying experience of a South African film maker, who recruited in Bahrain, duped out of her equipment, jailed and later on deported in this post.


  • Mahmood says there is another side of the story which we did not hear yet, hopefully he will write about it on his blog. I’m very curious as to what happened and what really led to her arrest (if not just her visa lapsing.)

  • […] blogger Esra’a writes a follow up on the case of a South African film maker who alleges that she was recruited to Bahrain, duped, kidnapped and deported, after her contract with her […]

  • Wynand Moolman

    I did not get the whole story, but I know the Bahraini sponsor of the “S.A. Film maker” and I wil like to hear her side of the story!
    I think it’s ashame that this kind of thing can happen.

  • Wynand,
    The story was updated with another post which I have linked to. The link is available in the second comment.
    Regards, Amira

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