Iran born BBC journalist tweets odyssey of going through U.S. airports


A BBC journalist has tweeted his experience of travelling through Los Angeles airport after Donald Trump imposed a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. 

Ali Hamedani, a British citizen who was born in Iran, said he was detained for two hours and was forced to undergo invasive checks at the US border. 

Officials took away his phone and started searching his Twitter account for political views. 

Hamedani, who works for BBC World Service, had travelled from London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare airport while holding a British passport:

On board to LA. Everything went well and no one reminded me of my place of birth. Lets see what will happen on the other side.

– Ali Hamedani (@BBCHamedani) January 29, 2017 Read more…

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