Europe News Desk!!! Shamima Begum, who left the UK as a teenager to join the Islamic State (IS), has lost her appeal against the British government’s decision to strip her of her citizenship. Shamima Begum and two other east London schoolgirls left Britain for Syria in early 2015 to join IS, according to Xinhua news agency. She married jihadist fighters and lived under IS rule. He was stripped of his British citizenship on national security grounds in 2019, shortly after he was found in a displacement camp in Syria. Shamima is now 23 years old. She is living in northern Syria in a refugee camp controlled by armed guards.
Shamima’s lawyers challenged the removal of citizenship at a hearing in London in November. They argued that the UK Home Office did not formally assess whether she was a victim of trafficking before life was put into exile. An expert tribunal – the Special Immigration Appeal Commission, which appeals against British government decisions on the denial or removal of British citizenship – on Wednesday dismissed Shamima Begum’s appeal. In announcing the tribunal’s decision, Judge Robert J. said there was a credible suspicion that Shamima had been taken to Syria for sexual abuse as a child and that state bodies had failed to prevent her leaving the UK. The factors were insufficient for his appeal to succeed.
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