Kuwait- Netherlands strips nationality of four men convicted of terrorism

(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, Sept 13 (KUNA) -- The Dutch caretaker justice minister Stef Blok has stripped the Dutch nationality from four men who have been convicted of terrorist offences in Syria.

Dutch media reported Wednesday that it is the first time the minister has made use of the law allowing Dutch nationality to be withdrawn from people convicted of, or suspected of involvement in, terrorist activities or posing a threat to national security.

The four are Anis Z, Driss D, Hatim R and Noureddin B were all sentenced to jail terms in absentia and three are thought to still be in Syria.

Driss D, who was given a six-year jail term last year reportedly died several years ago, said the reports. (end) nk.mb


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