British MPs wants Wife Of Syrian President stripped of Her UK Citizenship

A group of British lawmakers are calling on
the government to remove the citizenship of
Syria’s first lady, Asma Assad, who was
born in the UK.
In a letter addressed to the Home Secretary
Amber Rudd by some member of Liberal
Democrats on Sunday, they said Asma
Assad should not be able to retain British
nationality and represent her husband after
his chemical attack.
Lawmaker Tom Brake said:
‘The first lady of Syria has acted not
as a private citizen but as a
spokesperson for the Syrian
presidency.’
He said Asma Assad should either stop
defending Syria’s ‘barbaric acts’ or lose her
citizenship.
The question was raised after Assad’s wife
posted a photo accompanied by text which
came in response to the US missile strike
on a Syrian airfield.
‘The presidency of the Syrian Arab
Republic affirms that what America
has done is an irresponsible act that
only reflects a short-sightedness, a
narrow horizon, a political and
military blindness to reality and a
naive pursuit of a frenzied false
propaganda campaign,” Asma Assad,
who holds dual British-Syrian
nationality, wrote.
According to RT News, the UK MPs’
demands are based on the British
Nationality Act that outlines the possibility
of citizenship deprivation in case a person
poses a threat to ‘the public good.’ The
provision was enforced in June 2006 and is
only applicable to people with dual-
citizenship, since a person can’t be left
stateless.

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