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Symbol – Overseas – A woman who joined the Islamic State six years ago cannot return home to Britain

In 2015, at the age of 15, Shamima Begum traveled with her two friends to support Turkey, from where they crossed Syria and all three joined the Islamic State. One of her friends, Qadisa Sultana, died in the airstrike, while the fate of the other, Amira Abbas, is unknown.

Shamima appeared in a prison camp run by Kurdish forces in Syria after the fall of the Islamic State in February 2019. He later married a Dutch jihadist. He had three children, but they all died early of malnutrition and other diseases.

Sajid Javed, the then British Home Secretary, withdrew his British citizenship from a 21-year-old woman born in London the same month. He thought that Shamima had also got Bangladeshi citizenship through his mother, so if he wants to leave Syria, go to a South Asian country.

Shamima challenged the Home Secretary’s decision, indicating that he had only British citizenship, i.e. he, so he became unstable. The young woman, who is still in a detention camp near the city of al-Rose in northeastern Syria, wanted to be taken back to Britain to try to legally regain her lost citizenship there.

Last summer the London Court of Appeal upheld the woman’s claim, allowing her to return to gain access to legal relief. home Minister Against his decision. However, the portfolio immediately challenged this and the case went to the Supreme Court, which ultimately

He faithfully gave up the ministry and forbade Shamima to return.

The British Citizenship Act 1981 allows for the revocation of British citizenship if the Home Secretary considers the move to be in the public interest. At the same time, under the international legal obligations signed by London, the British government cannot deprive anyone of their citizenship, that is, they cannot revoke British citizenship from other non-citizens – Points out a reporter at the Telegraph office in London.