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26 Feb 2021

Shamima Begum cannot return to UK to fight citizenship case, Supreme Court rules

Home Affairs Correspondent

The Supreme Court has ruled that Shamima Begum cannot return to the UK to mount a legal battle against the removal of her British citizenship.

She left east London, aged 15, with two other schoolgirls to join the so-called Islamic State in 2015.

Her citizenship was revoked by the then home secretary Sajid Javid on national security grounds after she was found in a refugee camp two years ago.