‘Punishing dissent’: Egypt revokes citizenship of 2011 revolution activist

Published: 11/Feb/2021
Source: Middle East Eye

Ghada Naguib, now in exile, says she has been targeted due to her criticism of a top intelligence officer

Egypt has revoked the nationality of an exiled activist in an apparent reprisal for her outspoken opposition to the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Ghada Naguib, 49, is a political activist who took part in the popular movement that culminated in the resignation of late autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

‘How could they delete my affiliation with my home country simply at the stroke of a pen?’

– Ghada Naguib, Egyptian activist

On 24 December, a friend phoned the family, now living in exile in Turkey, telling them that the Official Gazette had published a decree stripping Naguib of her Egyptian nationality, citing Law No. 26/1975, which gives authorities the right to revoke citizenship without judicial review.

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Themes: Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Egypt
Year: 2021