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Expelling of 4 Citizens Including Woman Raises Number of Deported to 8

2018-02-02 - 7:41 p

Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini authorities expelled on Thursday (February 1, 2018) 4 citizens, increasing the number of expelled citizens to 8 within the 4 past days.

The authorities expelled 3 brothers Mohammed Ali, Abdul Amir, Abdulnabi Al-Mosawi and his wife Maryam Redha to Iraq.

Amnesty International condemned yesterday Bahrain's expelling of number of citizens, and called to halt the planned expulsions of the three brothers. However, Bahrain continued it procedures.

Amnesty said in a statement on Wednesday (January 31, 2018) that the Bahraini government expelling of four of its citizens whose nationalities were revoked in 2012, represents "another display of the kingdom's steady and sustained disregard of its own citizens and for human rights and international law more broadly".

Bahrain deported brothers Ismail and Ibrahim Darwish and then deported Adnan Kamal and Habib Darwish.

"Turning citizens into stateless people and banishing them by forcing them to leave the country is a violation of international law," said Lynn Maalouf, Middle East research director

She indicated that "The Bahraini government is using revocation of nationality as "tool to crush all forms of opposition" dissent and activism," wondering about the silence of "key allies such as the United Kingdom that could use their leverage to publicly condemn these actions."

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