Security threat? Egypt court strips man married to Israeli of citizenship

Published: 10/Sep/2016
Source: Russia Today

An Egyptian court has decided that marriages between Egyptians and Israelis constitute a risk to national security, saying that this offence is grave enough to cause a person to lose Egyptian citizenship.

The administrative court’s ruling was announced on Thursday. The initial lawsuit was filed by Shaimaa Amin, who asked Egypt’s Interior Ministry to strip her brother of his citizenship because he was married to an Israeli woman with whom he had children. The man has been living in the UK with his family for 12 years, Ahram Online reports.

According to the report, Amin claimed that her brother’s views “do not suit Egyptian society” and his marriage to the Israeli woman poses “a threat to Egypt’s national security.”

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Themes: Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Egypt
Year: 2016