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11 stripped of Kuwaiti nationality

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10: The Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Acquiring Nationality Sheikh Thamer Al-Ali has issued two decisions to withdraw the citizenship of 17 Kuwaitis, including 11 based on Articles 9 and 11 of Amiri Decree No. 15 of 1959 of the Nationality Law and the laws amending it, reports Al-Rai daily. Article 11 of the law stipulates that a Kuwaiti loses his nationality if he voluntarily acquires a foreign nationality, in violation of Article 9, which states that if a foreign wife acquires the Kuwaiti nationality, she does not lose it at the end of the marriage unless she regains her original nationality or acquires another nationality.

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