Supreme Court to examine citizenship case of IS recruit who went to Syria
LONDON (UK) – The Supreme Court is slated to examine the case of a Britain-born woman who went to Syria when she was a school girl to join the Islamic State. This comes after the government appealed against a court ruling to allow her to return to fight for her citizenship.
Born to Bangladeshi parents, Shamima Begum left London in 2015 when she was 15 and went all the way to Syria via Turkey with two schoolfriends. There she married an Islamic State fighter and lived in the capital of jihadist group’s self-styled caliphate.
Four years later, she was found in a detention camp in Syria, where three of her children died. Britain revoked her citizenship, saying she was a threat to the security of the country.
On July 16, the Court of Appeal in London ruled she should be allowed to return to challenge that decision legally. The government said the ruling was “very disappointing”.
“We are pleased that we have been able to secure permission to have the Supreme Court consider our appeal,” the Home Office said on Friday.
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