Chicago journalist detained in Bahrain freed

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MANAMA, Bahrain — A defense lawyer for four U.S. journalists, including one from Chicago, charged in Bahrain says they are heading to the airport to fly out of the country.

Anna Therese Day attended Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein, according to her sister, and they both grew up in Kildeer, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Mohammed al-Jishi told The Associated Press that the journalists had left a police station and were on their way to the airport to fly out Tuesday night.

Al-Jishi said authorities put no travel ban on the four, despite them facing a charge after being arrested on Sunday while covering the fifth anniversary of Bahrain's 2011 uprising.

Bahrain police said it detained the four for providing "false information that they were tourists" and also alleged that one took part in an attack on Bahraini officers.

A Chicago-based journalist is among the four arrested in Bahrain while covering the anniversary of the island nation's 2011 uprising.


Chicago Tribune contributed to this report

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