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Terrorists may lose Norwegian citizenship

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MP Solveig Horne sending "a strong signal to people wanting to take part in terror operations.” Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen/NTB scanpix
11:32 CEST+02:00
The government is considering withdrawing Norwegian citizenship from people taking part in terror activities and wars abroad.

Plans to punish the potential threat of terrorist activity in Norway were announced on Monday.

Minister of Children and Equality, Solveig Horne, said to the media: “This is a strong signal to people wanting to take part in terror operations and wars.”
 
The Norwegian government believes it is important to look at new measures to oppose radical behavior connected to terrorism.
 
Horne said: “We will turn over every stone to find the necessary measures to prevent radicalization and extremism. We will begin discussion about introducing regulations on revocation for any citizen causing serious damage to vital government interests or who has volunteered to serve in foreign military services.”
 
Some other countries, including Denmark, Netherlands and the UK, have introduced similar regulations on revoking citizenship.

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The hearings will begin as soon as possible.

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