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Egypt strips three citizens of Egyptian nationality

Sunday 24/September/2017 - 05:21 PM
Sada El Balad
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has issued a decision stripping three citizens of the Egyptian nationality over obtaining the Israeli nationality.

The decision was published in the official gazette on Sunday.

According to the decree، which was issued in the Official Gazette on Sunday، the three citizens did not apply for a permit from Egypt's interior ministry، a requirement for any Egyptian citizen seeking to acquire another nationality according to the Egyptian constitution.

Article 16 of the current constitution gives the prime minister the right to strip citizens their Egyptian nationality if they violate the constitution and the law by taking foreign citizenship without interior ministry authorisation.

The same article also stipulates that the prime minister has the right to annul the nationality of any citizen who does military service in any foreign country without receiving permission from Egypt's defence ministry.

The Egyptian government frequently strips Egyptians of their citizenship for taking foreign citizenship without permission from the interior ministry.


Edited by Ahmed Mohsen

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