• Tue / 21 June 2016 / 14:15
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 95040100534

Iran MPs blast revoking citizenship of Bahraini Sheikh Qassim's citizenship

Iran MPs blast revoking citizenship of Bahraini Sheikh Qassim's citizenship

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian lawmakers issued a statement condemning Bahraini regime’s move to revoke citizenship of of the country’s most senior Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim.

252 Iranian lawmakers referred to violation of the UN 1966 political, civil, legal, cultural and social rights Convention by Al Khalifa through stripping citizenship of Isa Qassim.

Based on the convention, no country can revoke citizenship of its citizens even if he/she has committed murder, the lawmakers said in the statement.

The Iranian lawmakers also condemned silence of the international community against the move.

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