British born terrorist who left the UK to join ISIL and later attempted to come back
Shamima Begum is a British-born woman who left the UK in February 2015, aged 15, to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria. Her intention to return to the UK in February 2019 resulted in a public debate about the handling of returning jihadists.
Shamima Begum: Why women are terrorism's secret weapon Women are often portrayed as peacemakers, but research suggests they can play an active role in extremism. BBC News - Published 5 days ago
Shamima Begum: IS bride 'given legal aid' for citizenship fight Shamima Begum, who fled to Syria aged 15, wants to overturn a ruling stopping her returning to the UK. BBC News - Published 6 days ago
Corbyn: Begum is entitled to apply for legal aid
During a visit to a youth crime reduction project in Calderdale the Labour leader defended the rights of Shamima Begum, saying that she is entitled to apply for legal aid.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:34 Published 6 days ago
Shamima Begum: Isis bride 'granted legal aid' to fight decision to strip her of UK citizenship Legal aid rules state that funding should be available if case is held in British court and plaintiff has no means to pay Independent - Published 6 days ago
Shamima Begum: Jeremy Hunt defends Isis bride claiming legal aid over citizenship challenge Foreign secretary says decision makes him 'very uncomfortable' but that UK believes in right to fair legal representation Independent - Published 6 days ago
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