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(AFP) – 18 Feb 2012 DUBAI — Bahrain announced the deportation of four foreign activists for "taking part in illegal demonstrations," bringing to 12 the number expelled over the past week.

The four were deported for "lying on immigration forms" as their "visas were issued for the purposes of tourism but all were participating in illegal demonstrations," the official BNA news agency reported late on Friday.

The news agency did not specify the nationalities of those deported but the main Shiite opposition group Al-Wefaq said they included one American and one Briton.

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