French plan advances to strip passports from those convicted of terrorism




 
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French plan advances to strip passports from those convicted of terrorism
 
February 10th, 2016  
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French plan advances to strip passports from those convicted of terrorism
By Emile Picy PARIS (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande's plan to strip French citizenship from people convicted of terrorism passed a first hurdle on Tuesday when the lower house of parliament backed controversial proposals introduced after Islamic extremists killed 130 people in Paris last November. The National Assembly voted by 162-148 late on Tuesday to write a passport-stripping clause into the Constitution, despite misgivings by some lawmakers that it was too extreme. The vote appeared to only partially defuse concerns of a broad rebellion scuttling a proposal that some, notably members of the ruling Socialist Party, consider an ineffective, symbolic measure in France's battle against terrorism.

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