Former Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy regains Egyptian nationality

Published: 9/Jun/2016
Source: Ahram Online

Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian-Egyptian journalist and former manager of Al-Jazeera International in Cairo, regained his Egyptian nationality after his request for citizenship was approved by the interior minister on Wednesday, according to the state’s official gazette.

Fahmy, who held dual Canadian-Egyptian citizenship at the time, had renounced in February 2015 his Egyptian citizenship in an attempt to get deported in accordance with a December 2014 presidential decree that allowed state authorities to deport convicted foreigners.

Read further: Ahram Online.

Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Deportations, Dual Nationality
Regions: North Africa, Egypt
Year: 2016