Home > Press Articles > Sleiman revokes citizenship from 200, mainly Palestinians

Sleiman revokes citizenship from 200, mainly Palestinians

The Daily Star 29/10/2011

BEIRUT: President Michel Sleiman has issued a decree to revoke Lebanese citizenship from nearly 200 people who acquired it fraudulently, media reports said Saturday.

The decree covers mainly Palestinian Christians who have been enrolled in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency program for Palestinian refugees, while at the same time holding Lebanese nationality.

As-Safir newspaper reported that the holding of citizenship by Palestinians went against the Lebanese Constitution, which rejects resettlement for Palestinians.

The decree was based on a decision taken by the Shura Council in 2003, An-Nahar newspaper reported.

Advertisements
Categories: Press Articles
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: