Wednesday, April 13, 2011

US 'permanently' denies visa to German journalist probing Argentine rights violations

From The Canadian Press

Weber has long reported for German news media, specializing in investigations of Nazi war criminals and human rights violations in South America. She is perhaps best known for her lawsuit that forced Germany's intelligence service last year to open thousands of files on top Nazi Adolf Eichmann, some of which showed that the U.S. and Germany knew he was hiding in Argentina after World War II.

...Back in Argentina, Weber then tried to apply properly for a journalism visa at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, but was denied on Jan. 26. She then appealed, and received a March 18 letter saying she remains "permanently ineligible" because she "misrepresented material facts."

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