Bassem Tamimi

‘Extreme censorship’ as government revokes activist’s visa

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has revoked the travel visa of leading Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi just days after it was granted by the Australian embassy in Jordan.

The stated reason for the cancellation is the possibility that “members of the public will react adversely to Mr Tamimi’s presence” because of “his views of the ongoing political tensions in the Middle East”.

Read the article on Red Flag.

[Note the hypocritical  bleating about the rights to freedom of speech in light of many other articles on this site condemning moves to modify section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.]