Egypt amends law to strip citizenship from those convicted in crimes ‘harming public order

Published: 21/Sep/2017
Source: Egypt Independent

Egypt’s cabinet approved on Wednesday an amendment that would allow Egyptian citizenship to be taken away from a person belonging to an entity “seeking to undermine public order of the state.”

The new article to amend Law 26/1975 also stipulates that citizenship can be stripped from those individuals convicted of crimes related to state security.

The new amendments must be approved by parliament then ratified by the president.

In 2015, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified a new law that gives a broad definition of “terrorist entities” as part of an ongoing government campaign to combat terrorism. The law defines terrorist entities as groups or organizations that “call to undermine laws, obstruct the functioning of state institutions, seek to attack the personal liberty of citizens or harm national unity or social peace.”

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Themes: Perte et déchéance de la nationalité
Regions: Egypte
Year: 2017