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¿Es la ciudadanía un derecho?

MELBOURNE – ¿Debería poder nuestro Gobierno privarnos de la ciudadanía?

En el Reino Unido, el Gobierno ha tenido competencia jurídica desde 1918 para revocar la ciudadanía de los británicos nacionalizados, pero, hasta los ataques terroristas con bombas en el sistema de transporte de Londres en 2005, raras veces la ejercía. Desde entonces, el Gobierno de Gran Bretaña ha revocado la ciudadanía de 42 personas, incluidos veinte casos en 2013. La ministra de Interior británica, Theresa May, ha dicho que la ciudadanía es “un privilegio, no un derecho”.

La mayoría de esas 42 personas tenían doble nacionalidad. No así Mohamed Sakr, sinembargo. Sus padres llegaron a Gran Bretaña procedentes de Egipto, pero él no era ciudadano egipcio. Así, pues, al privarlo de la ciudadanía, el Gobierno del Reino Unido lo convirtió en un apátrida.

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