Shamima Begum: IS bride should not be allowed to return to the UK to fight citizenship decision, court rules

There were fears that allowing the 21-year-old to return could give dozens of other former IS members a similar opportunity.

2/26/2021 3:32:00 PM

IS bride Shamima Begum should not be allowed to return to the UK to fight a decision to strip her of British citizenship, the Supreme Court has ruled

There were fears that allowing the 21-year-old to return could give dozens of other former IS members a similar opportunity.

Lord Reed said:"The Supreme Court unanimously allows all of the home secretary's appeals and dismisses Ms Begum's cross-appeal."The right to a fair hearing does not trump all other considerations, such as the safety of the public."

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Also in their ruling, the five law lords criticised the Court of Appeal for making its"own assessment of the requirements of national security" and ignoring the home secretary"despite the absence of any relevant evidence before it, or any relevant findings of fact by the court below".

A different ruling could have had huge significance for the government, which has revoked the citizenship of about 150 British nationals on grounds of national security.Ms Patel's predecessor Sajid Javid, who took the decision to revoke Ms Begum's citizenship, said he"strongly welcomed" the Supreme Court's ruling.

"There are no simple solutions to this situation, but any restrictions of rights and freedoms faced by this individual are a direct consequence of the extreme actions that she and others have taken, in violation of government guidance and common morality."

Begum is currently in a camp controlled by armed guards in northern Syria.She cannot speak to her lawyers or participate in a hearing by video.Begumdays after her third baby was born in February 2019, telling correspondent John Sparks"a lot of people should have sympathy" for her as there was no evidence she had done anything dangerous.

Image:Shamima Begum spoke exclusively to Sky News days after her third baby was bornBut later that year Ms Patel vowed Begum wouldnever be allowed to return to the UK. Read more: Sky News »

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Best decision ever by the UK Supreme Court. It would have opened the floodgates for other ISIS fighters to enter the UK. You can’t eat your cake and have it. Stop giving this women airtime Yes She only needs a Dingy!? I remember when Isis was recruiting and governments were saying if go join isis you won’t be allowed back to country. The heavy warning was there, police were even trying to stop people if they got word, person was looking to join. No amount of media attention should change that.

Great news vg123e Finally Can't believe people are actually defending her. Great decision by the British courts, however no doubt she will take it to the ECHR to challenge the ruling. I love it serve her fkn right I’d like 2 know who’s paying her lawyers fees Looool Definitely the right decision and an important one, not setting a precedent for loads more to follow.

Awww the poor labour supporters getting upset Good! You can’t have someone walking about that sews suicide vests and thinks it’s good to behead people. Oh and is a member of a terrorist group! She can live with her father or stay where she is! QUESTION: What about the British citizen, a woman who joined IDF illegal occupiers, wore Israeli apartheid uniform ,recently murdered a Palestinian, is she allowed to return to the UK or keep her passport?

Even if she was allowed back she'd be outed and attacked by vigilantes, could never lead a 'normal' life due to exposure in the media and is potentially a security threat as what's to stop her doing it again or acting out. This decision protects all concerned. Good !!!! who is she? The courts actually getting something right, shocked at that.

good.... Now just forget this story it's all over for her. Wolfophobic2 Ποια εοανι αυτή; Should go to EU courts now........ o no you can’t 😂🤣😂😂😂🤣😂🤣😂😂