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US starts revoking citizenship of Pak-American charged with terrorism

Iyman Faris was in 2003 convicted of conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaeda

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

In a rare move, the US has initiated the process to revoke the citizenship of a Pakistani-American who was involved in militancy in Kashmir and is serving a 20-year prison term on terrorism charges. Iyman Faris, who became an American citizen in 1999, was in 2003 convicted of conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaeda and sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment. Federal prosecutors said in his naturalisation application he concealed that he participated in militancy in Kashmir in the 80s and was affiliated to the Harkat-ul-Jihadi al-Islami. On Monday, the ...

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