The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the law “On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic Kazakhstan concerning their bringing to conformity with norms of the Constitution”, which for terrorist and other heinous crimes will face the deprivation of citizenship, reports TASS with reference to the press service of the head of state.

On the official website reported the signing of the law, but without details.

The law provides for deprivation of nationality on 14 felony crimes described in the 10 articles of the Criminal code. We are talking about acts of terrorism, creating and directing a terrorist group and participation in its activities, and also about causing of heavy harm to the national and vital interests of the Republic. The latter will cover genocide, separatist activities, the creation and leadership of extremist group, participation in its activities.

To deprive of citizenship the court in exceptional cases on the basis of full investigation of the case, gravity of the acts committed and the resulting consequences, stated in the message of press-service.

The law was adopted with consideration of amendments to the Constitution, introduced in March of this year. The document was approved by the Majilis (lower house of Parliament) in may and by the Senate (the upper house of Parliament) in June.

Recall that a similar bill on may 19 adopted in first reading by the state Duma of Russia. The initiative was prepared after the proposal of Russian President Vladimir Putin to cancel decisions on grant of citizenship who joined the “Islamic state.”*

The proposal was made after it became clear that the suicide bomber who committed on April 3 terrorist attack in the subway of Saint Petersburg, was a foreigner who has been granted Russian citizenship.

*Islamic state (ISIS, ISIL, DAISH) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.

The President of Kazakhstan signed the law on deprivation of citizenship for terrorism 11.07.2017

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