UK Supreme Court rejects IS bride's legal bid to return

UK top court rules Shamima Begum cannot return

UK top court rules Shamima Begum cannot return

Judge Reed said Begum's appeal of the citizenship decision should be put on hold until she was in a position to play an effective part in the case without endangering the public.

Rights groups criticized the court's decision on Friday. Its impact is likely to be felt by others who left Western nations to join the Islamic State.

She resurfaced at a refugee camp in Syria and told reporters she wanted to come home but was denied the chance after former Home Secretary Sajid Javid revoked her citizenship.

The Brussels-based Egmont Institute has estimated that nearly 1,200 Europeans were being held in camps in Syria and Iraq after the fall of the Islamic State, more than half of whom were children, with only limited efforts for repatriation.

Begum is of Bangladeshi heritage but the country's foreign minister has said he will not consider granting her citizenship.

She appealed to be allowed back into the United Kingdom so that she can legally challenge her loss of citizenship.

Rights groups said that visits to camps by British authorities showed it was possible to bring detainees back home.

UK Supreme Court has ruled British-born woman who went to Syria as a schoolgirl to join Daesh should not be allowed to return to Britain to challenge the government taking away her citizenship because she poses a security risk.

In 2015, Begum and two classmates from east London's Bethnal Green neighborhood boarded a flight to Istanbul and from there slipped across the border into Syria. It may do. But our right to minimise the risk of facing further Islamist terrorism has been deemed to trump her right to access such a process.

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He also referred to the United Kingdom variant of Covid as "a new virus, almost", and blamed it for the position we are now in. In his address Mr Martin said the Government is anxious to ensure that things remain open whenever restrictions are eased.

The tabloid newspaper The Sun has called her a "vile fanatic" who has "no place on our soil".

The case could have huge significance for the government, which has revoked the citizenship of about 150 British nationals on grounds of national security.

The government said she would not be stateless, as Begum's family has roots in Bangladesh, although the Bangladeshi government said she was not eligible for citizenship.

She has had three children since leaving Britain, but all the infants have since died, and she is now in the Roj camp, run by Syrian Kurdish authorities, where the United Nations rights experts said this month conditions were "sub-human". Begum bore three children after fleeing to the Islamic State, all of whom died young.

"That is not a flawless solution, as it is not known how long it may be before that is possible".

So a unanimous Supreme Court finding against Begum counts as a real turn-up for the books, especially as the Court of Appeal had earlier found in her favour.

But while the commission noted that Begum's appeal would not necessarily succeed, it also said that because of her status living under armed guard in the Al-Roj camp run by the Syrian Democratic Forces, her appeal process could not be seen as fair or effective.

In his statement to the media, Reed sided with the government's assessment and criticized the Court of Appeal for making its own assessment of security concerns.

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