MANAMA, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Bahrain deported a U.S. teacher for publishing articles in media outlets with Hezbollah links and encouraging divisions in Bahraini society, a statement of the Ministry of State for Communications said on Saturday.
The ministry claimed it received a complaint saying an American woman, hired as an early childhood teacher, published online articles that were "deemed to incite hatred against the government and members of the Royal family."
"She has published a number of articles for online media, including Lebanon's Hezbollah-linked As-Safir newspaper and the illegal Bahrain Center for Human Rights Newsletter, among others," said the statement.
Initial investigation found the woman had a Hezbollah flag along with other insignia of the Lebanese terrorist organization in her residence.
"The American woman, who writes under a pen name, violated the Labor Laws of Bahrain by working illegally as an unlicensed journalist while being employed as a teacher," the statement added.
Earlier this month, the Bahraini authorities banned website with links to al-Qaida, Hezbollah and other groups affiliated with terrorists as part of a tougher anti-terror measure.