France to pursue plans to strip dual citizens' nationality in terrorism cases

By REUTERS
December 23, 2015 13:53

 
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PARIS - The French government will go ahead with contested plans to strip dual citizens of their French nationality in terrorism cases, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday, brushing aside his own justice minister's concerns.

After Islamist gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people in Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, President Francois Hollande called for the measure as part of a constitutional amendment aimed at stepping up the fight against terrorism.

Justice Minister Christiane Taubira, who has expressed deep misgivings about the plan, had said on Tuesday that it had been dropped from the amendment bill.

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