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A woman who joined the Islamic State is given permission to return to the UK and appeal against the withdrawal of her citizenship

A British court ruled on Thursday that Shamima Begum, a British woman who left the country at the age of 15 to settle in what was then the “caliphate” of the Islamic State, has the right to return to the country to oppose the decision to appeal the authorities to withdraw his citizenship.

The then 15-year-old Begum left London Gatwick Airport in February 2015 with two colleagues from the Bethnal Green Academy for Turkey after telling her parents that they would be spending the day.

In this country, they crossed the border into Syria and reached Raqqa, the capital of the caliphate. The woman was in an IDP camp in February 2019 after leaving one of the last areas that controlled jihadists in the Arab country.

A woman who joined the Islamic State is given permission to return to the UK and appeal against the withdrawal of her citizenship
A woman who joined the Islamic State is given permission to return to the UK and appeal against the withdrawal of her citizenship

The then Interior Minister Sajid Javid then ordered the revocation of her citizenship for security reasons. Begum then appealed saying that it was illegal and that she was stateless and in danger of dying or suffering from inhuman or degrading treatments.

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