Samira Soueidan continues her struggle to pass on her nationality to her children

On June 17, 2009, the judge had granted Samira Soueidan the right to transmit her Lebanese nationality to her three children of Egyptian father. Her happiness didn’t last so long. The State is soon to appeal the decision. The verdict must be delivered on May 18.
I-Loubnan – April 19, 2010

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April 13, 2010. 35 years after the onset of civil war, women are still denied the right to pass their citizenship, neither to their husbands nor to their children. April 13, 2010, the first hearing at the Court of Appeal in Jdeideh. The judge must settle the case of Samira Soueidan. Would children of this Lebanese woman, become Lebanese or not? In 2009, a judge had granted them the Lebanese citizenship. A first time ever. The children, whose Egyptian father died in 1984, will no longer have pay their permit to stay in the country where they were raised. The State appealed the decision. Samira Soueidan continues her fight facing the court, supported by the campaign “My Nationality, a right for me and for my children”. Verdict May 18, 2010.

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