Shamima Begum May Mount Legal Bid to Conduct Appeal Hearing From Syria, Report Says


The development comes two days after Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that the government is entitled to prevent Ms Begum, who in 2015 travelled to Syria to join Daesh*, from returning to the United Kingdom.

Shamima Begum may launch a legal bid in order to conduct an appeal hearing from Syria as she continues her battle to return to Britain, The Daily Telegraph reported citing unnamed sources. According to the newspaper, the young woman’s legal team will try to make the British government hold a court hearing during which Begum will be present via teleconferencing.

According to the source, another way for Begum to win her battle against the government would be to take her case to the European Court of Human Rights.

The development comes two days after Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that her rights were not breached when the government did not allow her to return to participate in an appeal hearing on her citizenship.

Repatriate or Abandon?

Her case has shocked and polarised Britain, with one side saying that she should be allowed to return home because she was a just a kid brainwashed and manipulated by extremists, while the other side says she is a threat to national security because she joined one of the most brutal terrorist groups in modern history and thus should be left in Syria.

In 2015, Shamima Begum and two other British girls left the UK to join Daesh. There she married Dutch-born Islamist Yago Riedijk and the…

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