Kazakhstan enacts law stripping militants of citizenship


ASTANA -- Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev Tuesday (July 11) signed into law a bill stripping terrorists of citizenship, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported, quoting his press office.

The law authorises the state to take away the citizenship of Kazakhstanis convicted of forming or joining terrorist groups, among other crimes. It would enable Kazakhstani authorities to keep known militants from coming back from Iraq or Syria.

Meanwhile, Nazarbayev Tuesday in Astana convened a session of the country's Security Council, according to his press office.

Topics that he raised included the need to fight cyber-threats and the illegal use of IT. Nazarbayev concluded the meeting by giving specific instructions to the convened officials.

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