State Duma MPs propose to strip terrorism convicts of Russian citizenship
MOSCOW, April 19 (RAPSI) – A group of lawmakers submitted to the State Duma a bill stipulating that people convicted of committing terrorism-related crimes could be stripped of Russian citizenship, according to the database of the lower house of parliament.
Amendments are proposed to the Federal Law “On Russian Citizenship”.
Current legislation does not provide for revoking decisions on acquisition of Russian citizenship in relation to people committed crimes of a terrorist nature, an explanatory note to the document reads.
Under the bill, sentencing of a person for terrorism offences would constitute the grounds for reversal of decisions to grant citizenship of the Russian Federation.
The draft law would not apply to Russian nationals, who received citizenship by birth.