Egyptian citizen’s nationality revoked for joining foreign army

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 12:38 GMT

File - Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail

File - Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail

CAIRO – 16 November 2017: An Egyptian national, Gehad Helmy Ismail al-Astal’s nationality was revoked on Thursday for joining a foreign army without prior authorization.

According to the official Gazette, Astal acquired the Egyptian citizenship on November 11, 2016.

According to the Egyptian constitution, the Egyptian nationality may be revoked if the national joins the military service of a foreign country without prior authorization from the Minister of Defense, or if he/she takes on a post that forms a threat to Egypt’s national security or inside a country that is fighting a war with Egypt.

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