Police and security officials stand guard at a checkpoint on a highway in Sanabis west of Manama, Bahrain February 9, 2017. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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A Bahrain court sentenced 24 Shiite citizens to prison and stripped them of their nationality after finding them guilty of forming a "terrorist group," a Bahraini judicial source said Thursday.Under Bahrain's citizenship law, amended after political protests broke out in 2011, the authorities can revoke the nationality of individuals who engage in acts deemed "disloyal" to the state.Bahrain earlier this year deported eight people to war-torn Iraq after revoking their citizenship and making them stateless.
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