UK govt wins bid to appeal, court blocks ‘ISIS bride’, Shamima Begum from the UK

Shamima Begum

The Government has won permission to appeal against a ruling allowing Shamima Begum to return to Britain to challenge being stripped of her citizenship.

Accoridng to Mirror, The decision means the ISIS bride and former Bethnal Green schoolgirl will be barred from entering the UK for the time being while the case goes through the legal process.

She is one of three east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State.

A court ruling had found she should be allowed to return to the UK to challenge the deprivation of her British citizenship.

But the government has today won permission to challenge the decision.

Begum left London as a 15-year-old girl, boarding a plane in Turkey en route to Syria to join ISIS.

She claims she married Dutch convert Yago Riedijk 10 days after arriving in IS territory, with all three of her school friends also reportedly marrying foreign IS fighters.

Her extraordinary was revealed after the The Times newspaper tracked her down to a camp in Syria last February, as ISIS fighters fled collapsing strongholds.

She claimed she had left Raqqa in January 2017 with her husband but her children, a one-year-old girl and a three-month-old boy, had both since died.

Her third child, who she carried in media coverage where she pleaded to return to the UK, died shortly after he was born.


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