Washington Alarmed by Bahrain’s Arbitrary Decision to Withdraw Sheikh Isa Qassim’s Nationality

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The United States Department of State said that it is alarmed by the Government of Bahrain’s decision to revoke the citizenship of prominent Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim.

“We remain deeply troubled by the Government of Bahrain’s practice of withdrawing the nationality of its citizens arbitrarily, the overall precedent that this case could establish, and the risk that individuals may be rendered stateless,” stressed that State Department spokesperson John Kirby in a statement issued on Monday (June 20, 2016).

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