Shamima Begum trafficked by IS to Syria for sexual exploitation, tribunal hears

11/21/2022 9:00:00 PM

Her UK citizenship was unlawfully stripped, lawyers say, as a five-day appeal hearing begins.

Shamima Begum's lawyers say her UK citizenship was unlawfully stripped, but the Home Office insists she continues to pose a threat to national security.

Her UK citizenship was unlawfully stripped, lawyers say, as a five-day appeal hearing begins.

will "follow up" on the allegations.will "follow up" on the allegations.Shamima Begum She was captured following the collapse of ISIS in January 2018 and taken to the al-Hawl detention camp, before being transferred to the al-Roj camp, where she has disavowed the terrorist group and said she wants to return home.Subscribe to our daily newsletter! Sign Up Shamima Begum Shamima Begum is set to begin her appeal over the removal of her UK citizenship.

Once in Syria, she married a Dutch recruit and lived under IS rule for more than three years.In 2019, she was found by the Times newspaper, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp.In 2019, she was found by The Times newspaper, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp.Her baby later died of pneumonia and Ms Begum said she had previously lost two other children."The evidence is overwhelming that she was recruited, transported, transferred, harboured and received in Syria by ISIS for the purpose of sexual exploitation and marriage to an adult male - and she was, indeed, married to an adult, significantly older than herself, within days of her arrival in Syria, falling pregnant soon after," they said.In an interview with BBC News in September 2021 , Ms Begum said she would regret joining the Islamic State group (referred to as IS, ISIS and ISIL) for the rest of her life and offered to help the UK fight terrorism.In an interview with BBC News in September 2021 , Ms Begum said she would regret joining the Islamic State group (referred to as IS, ISIS and ISIL) for the rest of her life and offered to help the UK fight terrorism.Ms Begum previously said the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, in which 22 people - some of them children - were killed in a bombing claimed by IS, was similar to military strikes on IS strongholds and called the terror attack "retaliation".In February 2019, Ms Begum was found, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp.

I'm Not a Monster podcast host Josh Baker on interviewing Shamima Begum It has been almost eight years since Shamima Begum disappeared from east London with two school friends.Analysis by Josh Baker, presenter, I'm Not a Monster podcast It's been almost eight years since Shamima Begum disappeared from east London with two school friends." Home Office witness gives evidence She called the case"extraordinary" and said Sajid Javid, the home secretary who deprived her of her citizenship, had taken"over hasty steps" less than a week after Ms Begum gave her first interview from detention in Syria to the Times.They were heading to the Islamic State group in Syria.For more than a year, I have been talking to her in a dusty detention camp in north-eastern Syria.For more than a year, I've been talking to her in a dusty detention camp in north-eastern Syria.It is where Shamima and other women and children who are associated with IS are held.The home secretary's duty to protect the public was not"monolithic" and required"wider context" as well as the consideration about the"safeguarding of victims" of trafficking, Ms Knights said.Throughout an exclusive series of interviews for the I'm Not a Monster podcast and a BBC Two documentary, Shamima claimed that she is a victim of trafficking and that before she left the UK, she was sent detailed instructions by IS members about how to make it there.Throughout an exclusive series of interviews for the I'm Not a Monster podcast and a BBC Two documentary, Shamima's claimed that she's a victim of trafficking and that before she left the UK, she was sent detailed instructions by IS members about how to make it there.According to the BBC and The Times, Mohammed Al Rasheed, who is alleged to have been a double agent working for the Canadians, met the girls in Turkey before taking them to Syria in February 2015.

She has also said that she would have never made it to Syria without the help of an IS people smuggler,.Media caption, Shamima Begum speaking to the I'm Not a Monster podcast, says she needed help from traffickers to reach Syria Ms Begum's lawyers arguedat a tribunal on Monday that the evidence she was a child victim of trafficking is "overwhelming" and "depriving her of her British citizenship was a disproportionate means of addressing any alleged national security risk".Media caption, Shamima Begum speaking to the I'm Not a Monster podcast, says she needed help from traffickers to reach Syria Ms Begum's lawyers argued in court on Monday that the evidence she was a child victim of trafficking is "overwhelming" and that "depriving her of her British citizenship was a disproportionate means of addressing any alleged national security risk".Samantha Knights KC said: "At its heart, this case concerns a British child aged 15 who was persuaded, influenced and affected with her friends by a determined and effective ISIS propaganda machine." She added that "over-hasty steps" deprived her of her citizenship forever." She added that "inadequate and over hasty steps were taken to deprive her of her citizenship forever within a week of her being interviewed by a UK journalist".Lawyers for the Home Office argued the decision to deprive Ms Begum of her citizenship was correct, saying she fled from IS territory "for safety", not "disengagement from the group".

They told the court that, in "multiple press interviews" before Mr Javid made his decision, she expressed "no remorse and said she did not regret" joining a terrorist organisation - also arguing she had acknowledged she was "aware of the nature of the group when she travelled".They told the court that, in "multiple press interviews" before Mr Javid made his decision, she expressed "no remorse and said she did not regret" joining a terrorist organisation - also arguing she had acknowledged she was "aware of the nature of the group when she travelled".A formal assessment made by the UK security service MI5 says that people who travelled to IS-controlled territory "will have been radicalised and exposed to ISIL's extremism and violence", with the security service further assessing anyonereturning as a national security threat.During the hearing, Ms Begum's lawyers pressed an MI5 officer, known as Witness E, whether the security service had considered if Ms Begum was a victim of trafficking when assessing her national security risk.MI5 assessed that her "activities prior to and during her travel to Syria demonstrated determination and commitment to aligning with ISIL".Witness E said MI5 are not experts in "the definition of" trafficking, but that victims can be threats too.Witness E pointed out that Ms Begum must have been aware of the Islamic State group's atrocities, including beheadings of Western hostages, by the time she travelled.Conservative MP David Davis, said Shamima was "a teenage girl who was groomed online", adding that the UK authorities "turned their back on a teenage girl trafficked for sexual exploitation and domestic servitude".

The Home Office also said that information given to the police in November 2015 showed she had no desire to return home and still supported ISIL after her arrival in their territory.The hearing, which is expected to last five days, continues...

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Why don’t we have a national referendum if she should be allowed in. But I think we all know the result She should be brought home & given the same care that any woman who was groomed, kidnapped, indoctrinated & violated as a fifteen year old would be given. Anyone with a heart knows that. The Tories' home office is & has been awful, it's idea of justice & right highly questionable

Dressing up western style while her appeal goes through doesn't fool anyone Thought we got rid of this scum

Shamima Begum trafficked by IS to Syria for sexual exploitation, court hearsHer UK citizenship was unlawfully stripped, lawyers say, as a five-day appeal hearing begins. Terrorist... period. Let's pay attention to the extreme important points in place of this imaginary story, which is regarding the invention of ISIS and others phenix groups.

Shamima Begum was sexually exploited by ISIS, appeal hearing toldMs Begum, now 23, left Britain with two friends from the Bethnal Green Academy in east London, who are thought to have been killed in the conflict. She’s a terrorist sympathiser. She new what she was doing she can stay there we DON'T want her Wonder who shes supporting in today's game 🤔🤔😆

UK citizenship appeal by Shamima Begum to beginShe has denied any involvement in terror activities and is challenging a Government decision to remove her citizenship.

Shamima Begum ‘trafficked for sexual exploitation’ by Isis, say her lawyersShamima Begum, who left the UK to join IS when she was 15, was a 'victim of child trafficking' when she was stripped her of British citizenship, a court has heard. She knew exactly what she was doing the manipulative thing.. lawyers should be more con about the mozz groomers here.. ffs No, but a good try no less. She made a choice and will have to live with it. Her lawyer represented Michael Adebolajo, one of the killers of Lee Rigby. He also led a campaign to force the Met to apologise to the families of the three ISIS brides for not telling them about another ISIS bride who was a schoolfriend.

IS bride Shamima Begum's appeal to restore UK citizenship to begin in London courtThe woman who joined the terror group as a teenager claims she regrets her decision, was trafficked and never committed any violence - but the government says she's a danger and shouldn't return to the UK. Should not be allowed Who’s paying for this? Another waste of uk tax payers money. Let her stay over there. She made her choices so tough. An enemy of humanity. Stay there and rot.

Turkey retaliates with deadly airstrikes in Syria and Iraq after Istanbul bombingTurkey has retaliated to a bomb blast in Istiklal, Istanbul last week, which they blamed on Kurdish militants by launching Operation Claw, which has carried out deadly strikes on Syria and Iraq. Peace. Bad reaction. Turkey reading from scripts of the west. Strike whoever you hate whenever you experience a stomach upset