Visit our new website: worldnews.easybranches.com

Australia strips five of citizenship over Daesh links

  • Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:55
Author: 
AFP
ID: 
1533786080626535400
Thu, 2018-08-09 03:38

SYDNEY: Five people have been stripped of their Australian citizenship for fighting alongside the Daesh group in Iraq and Syria, with officials saying Thursday the country was a better place without them.
They join notorious Daesh fighter Khaled Sharrouf — who made headlines when he posted a Twitter image of his young son holding a severed head — as the only nationals to be kicked out under tougher anti-terror laws.
“I can confirm that five more individuals have ceased to be Australian citizens because of their involvement with Daesh offshore,” home affairs minister Peter Dutton said in a statement.
“Fundamentally, citizenship requires allegiance to this country... these five dual-nationals have been acting against Australia’s interests by engaging with terrorism and have effectively chosen to leave the Australian community.”
The five are all aged in their 20s and 30s. Dutton provided no further details on their identities but welcomed their exclusion.
“Australia is a safer place for not having them return,” he said.
Canberra has become increasingly concerned about Australian nationals returning home after fighting alongside Daesh abroad and has passed a series of tougher national security laws in recent years.
That includes legislation where people can forfeit their citizenship if they also hold a passport from another country, and therefore are not left stateless.
Sharrouf, the first Australian national stripped of his passport for Daesh links, was also a Lebanese citizen.
He left Australia for Syria in 2013 with his family.
His Australian wife Tara Nettleton, who went with him, has since died and Sharrouf was believed to have been killed in a drone strike in Iraq in 2015.
Later media reports cast doubt on whether he was dead. The fate of their five children remains unknown.
Sharrouf sparked international revulsion in 2014 when he posted pictures on social media of his young son Abdullah holding the rotting severed head of a soldier.

Main category: 
Daesh kills Sweida hostage in Syria, send family execution videoLebanese official: Repatriated Daesh members fairly questioned World

Tags


Popular Science

Related Stories

Italy motorway bridge collapses over Genoa, 'dozen' feared dead
  • Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:54

Author: ReutersID: 1534245402692488100Tue, 2018-08-14 11:06 GENOA: A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port ci...

Italy motorway bridge collapses over Genoa, 'dozen' feared dead
  • Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:54

Author: ReutersID: 1534245402692488100Tue, 2018-08-14 11:06 GENOA: A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port ci...

The August Milky Way over the Nivolet Pass by Fabio Santucci
  • Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:53

The August Milky Way over the Nivolet Pass by Fabio Santucci Another shot of the Milky Way on the Nivolet Pass (Img 4821) ...

Splits deepen over Johnson’s comments
  • Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:49

Author: ReutersID: 1534119234715216900Sun, 2018-08-12 11:19LONDON: Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson returned from his summer ho...

Controversy over unprecedented court ruling for dog killer in Lebanon
  • Sun, 12 Aug 2018 12:44

Author: Najia HoussariID: 1534027041065695500Sun, 2018-08-12 01:36 BEIRUT: In an unprecedented ruling in Lebanon, Mansour El Kahi, an inves...

Daesh extremists in Iraq kill 5 members of family
  • Sat, 11 Aug 2018 22:14

Author: AFPID: 1533985449312463700Sat, 2018-08-11 10:55 TIKRIT, Iraq: Daesh extremists killed five members of the same family at a checkpoi...

UK PM May’s Conservative party takes lead over Labour — Times
  • Sat, 11 Aug 2018 11:37

Author: ReutersID: 1533945791460136800Fri, 2018-08-10 07:15LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party has taken a fou...

A goodwill gesture over electricity sows discord in Lebanon
  • Sat, 11 Aug 2018 00:31

Author: By PHILIP ISSA | APID: 1533882241614511100Fri, 2018-08-10 (All day) BEIRUT: A goodwill gesture to power-starved Lebanon from an ene...

Iraqi court jails French and German citizens for life for Daesh membership
  • Tue, 07 Aug 2018 04:12

Author: ReutersID: 1533553243696194500Mon, 2018-08-06 10:41 BAGHDAD: An Iraqi court sentenced a French man and a German woman to life in pr...

Moon eclipse over the singapore city with water reflection in night time, Singapore by Charaspong Ubolsing
  • Sun, 05 Aug 2018 10:43

Moon eclipse over the singapore city with water reflection in night time, Singapore by Charaspong Ubolsing 07/28/2018 Singapore :...

Daesh says it carried out Afghanistan mosque bombing
  • Sun, 05 Aug 2018 08:10

Author: ReutersID: 1533414747626083000Sat, 2018-08-04 19:38 CAIRO: Daesh on Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a Shii...


الاقسام