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British-Pakistani linked to al-Qaeda to lose UK citizenship

Akif Razaq will become the first person since 2015 to lose their British citizenship

By: Sarwar Alam

A 30-year-old Pakistani-origin man in the UK who works for an Islamist media group in Syria is set to lose his British citizenship for being a “risk to the national security”. Akif Razaq’s family in Birmingham received a notice warning of the action by the UK Home Office. The notice states that an assessment has confirmed that he “is aligned with an al-Qaeda aligned group” and that his return would “present a risk to the national security of the United Kingdom”. He will become the first person since 2015 to be deprived of his citizenship after the notice, seen by…

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