Bahrain Revokes Citizenships of 31

Targets exiled activists, former opposition members of Parliament


In the latest sign of a crackdown on dissidents in Bahrain, the government on Wednesday revoked the citizenship of 31 people, including exiled political activists and former opposition members of Parliament, citing security concerns.

The decision was announced by the state news agency, which offered no details about individual cases, saying only that the law permitted the government to re-evaluate citizenship when the holder "causes damage to state security." Those affected by the decision have the right to appeal, the agency said.