Spain has decided against granting citizenship to a Moroccan who lived in the country for years, due to his lack of knowledge about the country.
The man was born in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta bordering northern Morocco and lived for 13 years in Spain.
The Spanish Chamber for Contentions at the Spanish National Court reasoned that the Moroccan man, who lives with his wife and children, “does not have sufficient knowledge of the rights and duties of the Spanish people,” reported Spanish outlet El Faro de Ceuta on Tuesday.
The appellant “is not sufficiently integrated into Spanish society, does not know with rigor the rights and duties of Spaniards and everything related to the essential structure of the Nation,” the court said, according to the outlet.
It is not the first time Spain has refused to grant citizenship to a Moroccan for similar reasons.
In August, the National Court’s Chamber said that it did not give citizenship to a Moroccan resident because he did not know the president of Catalonia or the typical dance of the region.