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Bahraini opposition figures stripped of nationality in ‘frightening’ development

Headline Title:  Bahraini opposition figures stripped of nationality 07 November 2012 The Bahraini authorities today stripped 31 opposition figures of their Bahraini nationality in a move described by Amnesty International as “frightening and chilling”.A Ministry of Interior statement indicated that the group, including politicians, activists and religious figures, had their nationality revoked because they had caused “damage to state security”. The ruling means that those members of the group who only held Bahraini nationality are now stateless.“The authorities have provided the vaguest…

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