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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Algeria to Strip Terrorists of Citizenship

Algeria is set to pass a bill that will strip the citizenship of people who join, finance or glorify a terrorist organization abroad.

The bill was presented on Wednesday by the Minister of Justice at a meeting chaired by Premier Abdelaziz Djerad.

It would deprive of nationality all Algerian citizens, whether by birth or naturalization, who commit acts that voluntarily harm the State interests and undermine national unity, collaborate with an enemy state, or are members of a terrorist organisation.

A statement from the Prime Minister’s office said that the law would be compatible with international law and would guarantee the right to appeal.

The bill is set to be discussed at a cabinet meeting chaired by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

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