Bahrain Court Removes MP from Parliament over Dual Citizenship

Bahraini Parliament hold a session last May (BNA)
Bahraini Parliament hold a session last May (BNA)
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Bahrain Court Removes MP from Parliament over Dual Citizenship

Bahraini Parliament hold a session last May (BNA)
Bahraini Parliament hold a session last May (BNA)

A Bahraini court on Wednesday removed MP Mohammed Rafiq Al Hussaini from his parliament seat after discovering he carried undisclosed foreign citizenship when he ran for elections.
Al Hussaini is a representative for Muharraq's first district.
The decision to nullify his membership was announced by the Seventh Court of Cassation, chaired by Judge Sheikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa. It followed an appeal by the Directorate of Nationality, Passports, and Residence Affairs.
The Directorate had provided evidence that Al Hussaini held dual citizenship at the time of his candidacy for the Council of Representatives, breaching Article 57(a) of the Constitution which requires the sole Bahraini nationality for parliament members.
The court decision is the first case of its kind since Bahraini Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Al Khalifa formed a committee to review all cases of acquisition of Bahraini citizenship.

 



GCC Secretary General Condemns Knesset's Approval of Anti-Palestinian State Law

The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jassem Mohamed Albudaiwi
The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jassem Mohamed Albudaiwi
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GCC Secretary General Condemns Knesset's Approval of Anti-Palestinian State Law

The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jassem Mohamed Albudaiwi
The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jassem Mohamed Albudaiwi

The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, strongly condemned the Knesset's approval of a bill rejecting the establishment of a Palestinian state, the Saudi Press Agency said on Thursday.
"The decision of the Israeli occupation forces is a clear violation of international resolutions related to the Palestinian cause and confirms their desire and continued efforts to fuel tension and threaten security and stability in the region and the world”, said Albudaiwi in a statement.
He called on the international community to reject and condemn this unjust decision, which reflects the Israeli occupation forces' intentions to expand the conflict and their unwillingness to achieve stability and peace in the region.
Albudaiwi reiterated the GCC countries' positions on the Palestinian cause, supporting the establishment of an independent Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and supporting the Palestinian people in obtaining all their legitimate rights.