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Can't read Italian after 22 years, man refused citizenship

Moroccan worker couldn't read official oath, rejected by mayor

12 March, 17:50
Can't read Italian after 22 years, man refused citizenship (ANSA) - Rovigo, March 12 - A Moroccan native who lived for 22 years in Italy saw his citizenship application rejected when he could not read the official oath.

Ceneselli Mayor Marco Trombini said that he did not want to discriminate against the man, who is 40, but added that he had to be able to read Italian laws if he wanted to be a citizen.

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