Isis bride Shamima Begum to have British citizenship revoked
Her family have been notified by her lawyer
The Home Office have informed the family of Shamima Begum, who fled Britain in 2014 to join Isis, that they intend to revoke her British citizenship.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Begum's lawyer, Tasnime Akunjee, said: “Family are very disappointed with the Home Office’s intention to have an order made depriving Shamima of her citizenship.
“We are considering all legal avenues to challenge this decision.”
Begum is currently in a refugee camp in Syria, where she gave birth to a baby boy, Jarrar, at the weekend.
She had requested to be allowed to return to the UK, claiming there is no evidence that she would potentially be dangerous, except for the fact that she joined Islamic State.
Sky News are now reporting that Begum can lose her British citizenship without Britain making her stateless, which would be against international law, due to the fact that she has dual citizenship with Bangladesh.
BREAKING: Sky News sources can reveal that British officials have been able to revoke Shamima Begum's citizenship because she was a dual national of British and Bangladeshi citizenship.
— Oz Katerji (@OzKaterji) February 19, 2019