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Bahraini brothers lose nationality

The case of Fairuz brothers, two former MPs, are being addressed by a member of Britain's upper house of parliament.
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2012 20:58

Bahraini authorities have revoked the citizenships of 31 people, among them two former members of parliament, for having "undermined state security".

The names of the 31 activists, including brothers Jawad and Jalal Fairuz, both ex-MPs who represented the opposition Shia al-Wefaq party, were listed in a report issued on Wednesday. 

The government move came after Bahrain late last month banned all protests and gatherings to ensure "security is maintained", after a series of clashes between demonstrators and security forces.

Emma Hayward reports from London, where the Fairuz brothers' cases are being addressed by a member of Britain's upper house of parliament.

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Al Jazeera
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