SAN DIEGO (AP) - A civil rights group says a San Diego man of Somali descent has been stranded in Bahrain after trying to fly to Kenya, where he was told his name appears on the U.S. government's no-fly list.
The San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, held a press conference Tuesday to draw attention to the case of 20-year-old Ali Ahmed, who was denied entry into Kenya last week and then flown to Bahrain.
CAIR's executive director Hanif Mohebi says Ahmed was told by the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain that he has been cleared to go home but when he went to the airport Monday he was blocked from boarding again.
CAIR has written a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking her to intervene.
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