UK stripped 150 criminals, terrorists of citizenship: Report

The UK has stripped more than 150 criminals and suspected terrorists from their citizenship, out of fear that they would return to Britain after the fall of the Daesh (ISIL) terror group in Iraq and Syria, according to a new report.

British ministers have increased “deprivation orders,” reported the Sunday Times, noting that more than 40 suspects had their right to a passport removed since the beginning of this year.

Some 30 of those orders had been issued since March, roughly the same time that the terror group’s streak of major defeats in Iraq and Syria began, the report added.

Among the ones banned from returning to the UK were militants and the British women who had traveled to Syria as “brides,” security sources told the Times.

The officials can only take away the citizenship of dual citizens because the law bars them from leaving people stateless.

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