Runaway Islamic State bride Shamima Begum could face the death penalty for involvement in terrorism if she goes to Bangladesh, the country’s foreign minister has said.
One of the world’s leading experts in human rights fears stripping citizenship from British citizens who join Islamic State is more to do with revenge than the rule of law.
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said he does not like the idea that Islamic State bride Shamima Begum “who turned her back on this country” will receive legal aid.
Shamima Begum, who joined the Islamic State group at the age of 15, is hoping to access legal aid to challenge a decision to strip her of UK citizenship.
Jeremy Corbyn has defended the right of Islamic State (IS) bride Shamima Begum to apply for legal aid after being stripped of her British citizenship.
The Foreign Secretary has said giving Shamima Begum access to legal aid to challenge the decision to deprive her of UK citizenship would make him “very uncomfortable”.
A “small number” of British children have left Syria and returned to the UK via other countries in the last year, it has emerged.
Islamic State bride Shamima Begum has revealed she is coming to terms with the prospect she may never return to Britain, but insisted she was “brainwashed” by the extremists she ran away to join as a schoolgirl.
The family of Islamic State bride Shamima Begum are reported to have begun legal proceedings to review the decision to strip her of British citizenship.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid has strongly rejected suggestions he was responsible for the death of Shamima Begum’s three-week-old baby.
A lawyer for Islamic State child bride Shamima Begum has called on the Home Office to reinstate her British citizenship as “an act of mercy”.