British Couple Suspected of Joining Daesh in Syria Freed on Bail in UK Over Lack of Evidence

The British man and woman travelled separately to Syria in 2014, just as Daesh declared a caliphate on the territory it had seized from Syria and neighbouring Iraq; there they met and were married. They later fled to Turkey, where they were captured and placed in an immigration detention centre.

A British couple suspected of joining Daesh* (ISIS) and living in their so-called caliphate in Syria for four years are now freely living in the UK, where the government has insufficient evidence to charge them, reports the Daily Mail.

Details of the case were revealed at the High Court recently, after the pair embarked on a legal challenge to “thwart” an investigation into them spearheaded by Leicestershire Police.

Currently, the family is living in Leicestershire, after the parents won custody of the children after their brief period in foster care.

Counter-terrorist detectives had tried to obtain statements the pair made to the Family Court in order to win their children back, where it is believed they opened up in greater detail regarding their time in Syria than when questioned by police.

However, once discovering that police wanted to obtain their statements from the Family Court, the couple mounted a legal challenge at the High Court, before pursuing it via the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

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