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Bahrain revokes citizenships of 31 Shia activists

Bahraini Shiite protesters clash with riot police following the funeral of 43-year-old Asia Hassan al-Madeh in the western Manama suburb of Jidhafs on November 06, 2012. — Photo by AFP

DUBAI: Bahraini authorities have revoked the citizenships of 31 Shia activists, among them two former members of parliament, for having “undermined state security,” state news agency BNA reported Wednesday.

The names of the 31 activists, among them former MPs, brothers Jawad and Jalal Fairuz, were listed in the report, which quoted an interior ministry statement.

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