x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Appeals court ruling for seven stripped of UAE citizenship

Federal Appeals Court upholds verdict against seven men whose passports were revoked by the interior ministry.

The Federal Appeals Court has rejected the arguments of seven men suing the Interior Ministry for revoking their citizenship.

The Attorney General defended the decision to revoke their passports on grounds of national security, saying that because the men were naturalised citizens the ministry had the right to do so.

However, the men argued they were Emirati by law and could not be stripped of citizenship. Their lawsuit was rejected by a lower court and they appealed against the decision.