Zilberman returns to Israel after harrowing Indonesia experience

Israeli badminton player Misha Zilberman returned home on Thursday and claimed that Indonesian authorities tried to “break him and humiliate him” and that he received death threats before finally being granted entry to Jakarta to play in the world championships.

Zilberman’s participation in the competition lasted just 34 minutes on Tuesday, with the 26-year-old Israeli, who took part in the London 2012 Olympics, losing 21-14, 21-14 to Jen Hao Hsu of Taiwan in the first round. He arrived in the world’s most populous Muslim country (with approximately 205 million Muslims – almost 13% of the world’s total) just a day earlier after spending several weeks practicing in Singapore while waiting for his visa request to be approved.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Sports/Zilberman-returns-to-Israel-after-harrowing-Indonesia-experience-412110

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