French court upholds stripping citizenship in terror case

France’s top court has upheld the government’s decision to strip citizenship of a Franco-Moroccan man who was convicted of terrorism-related crimes. In a ruling Friday, the court said the fight against terrorism justifies the different treatment of those who were born French and those who acquired citizenship. The law allows stripping citizenship only if the person has citizenship elsewhere, and targets especially those convicted of terrorism, if the crimes took place either before the person became French or within 15 years of acquiring citizenship.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4618402,00.html

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