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Interior Ministry of Bahrain Strips Activists of Citizenship

On Tuesday, November 6, the Interior Ministry of Bahrain issued an order that stripped 31 Shiite Bahraini activists of their citizenship. Activists have spoken out against this order via twitter:

Mohammad Al Jaafari tweeted:


“To take the citizenship from 31 Bahrainis, before that taking it from a UAE citizen?! Are we living in a state that issues citizenship according to our adoration of the ruler, and not our loyalty to the homeland?”


Abbas Abusafwan, a Bahraini journalist based in London, tweeted:



“The act of taking away citizenship is illegal. It is just like killing, torturing, destroying mosques and terminating employment! These procedures are all meant to force the people to waive the white flag [give up their opposition]. You wish!”

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