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    Russian citizens who have joined terrorists should have their travel passports revoked, the head of the Russian upper house of parliament’s international committee said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The idea to revoke travel passports or deprive terrorism-linked nationals of citizenship has large support in Indonesia, Canada, the United States, Norway, the United Kingdom and Australia.

    "With every open case of Russian citizens joining terrorists in Russia, as it is done by some other countries, there should be taken a decision to cancel operation of their travel passports in order to as much as possible limit the freedom of their movement and enhance chances on their quick arrest," Konstantin Kosachev said during a joint session of both chambers of the parliament.

    On November 2, Belgian authorities announced that beginning January 2016 they would revoke the travel passports of citizens suspected of planning to go to Syria to join local terrorist groups.

    The international community is implementing extra anti-terrorism measures, after 129 were killed in a series of terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, and a crash of a Russian-owned Airbus A321 plane in Egypt, killing all 224 people on board, due a bomb explosion. The Islamic State jihadist group has claimed responsibility for both atrocities.


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