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在英国,从1918年开始,政府便拥有了剥夺归化英国公民的公民权的法律权力。但是,在2005年伦敦交通系统恐怖爆炸案发生前,这一权力极少实施。2005年后,伦敦政府剥夺了42人的公民权,其中2013年有20起。英国内政大臣特蕾莎·梅(Theresa May)说,公民权是“一项特权,而不是权利。”

42个被剥夺公民权的人大多拥有双重国家,但穆罕默德·萨克尔(Mohamed Sakr)不在此列。他的父母从埃及来到英国,但他没有埃及公民权。因此,在英国政府剥夺了他的公民权后,他成了无国籍人士。

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