State Duma adopts bills on cancellation of citizenship acquiring for terrorists
MOSCOW, May 19 (RAPSI) – The State Duma has passed in the first reading a number of bills allowing authorities to cancel decisions regarding granting of citizenship to persons receiving it with intent to commit an extremist or terrorist crime.
Current legislation reads that there are requirements for persons without Russian citizenship seeking to receive it. One of these requirements is an obligation to uphold the Constitution and Russian legislation. Decision to grant citizenship may be revoked if an applicant used forged documents or provided false information. These facts are to be determined by court.
Under the bill, sentencing of a person for terrorism offences would constitute the grounds for reversal of decisions to grant citizenship.