AUA demands reversal of decision to withdraw Lebanese nationality status from 25 Assyrian families in Lebanon

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The Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) is following with great concern the withdrawal of Lebanese nationality status from 25 Assyrian families, members of the Orthodox Church, who have resided in the City of Zahle, Lebanon for decades. AUA is asking the Lebanese authorities to reconsider their decision, correcting the error as soon as possible to secure the future of these families and their children, and to restore the sense of justice among the Lebanese minorities.

The Assyrian Universal Alliance believes that targeting any minority sect in Lebanon is not in line with Lebanon’s “living together” motto. And thus, the AUA emphasizes the necessity for our people in Lebanon to pursue their political rights, similar to other peoples of Lebanon, by clearing the path for choosing dedicated representatives to the parliament, ministerial bureaus or other institutions of Lebanon’s government.