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Bahrain: Regime Revokes Citizenships of 31 Activists

Bahrain has revoked the citizenships of 31activists, 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 major opposition group Al-Wefaq bloc, , according to a report by state news agency BNA, which quoted an interior ministry statement.

The names of the 31 activists, including brothers Jawad and Jalal Fairuz, both ex-MPs who represented the major opposition group Al-Wefaq bloc, were listed in the report, which quoted an interior ministry statement.

Also named was Ali Mashaima, son of prominent activist Hassan Mashaima who is head of the opposition movement Haq and who is serving a life sentence for allegedly plotting against the monarchy.

The government move comes after regime late last month banned all protests and gatherings to ensure “security is maintained.”

The Gulf state has experienced unrest since March last year when the authorities crushed protests led by pro-democracy demonstrators.

Tens of protesters were martyred during the unrest. Hundreds others were injured and arrested by regime forces.

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