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Shamima Begum should be allowed to challenge citizenship case, says human rights lawyer

Shamima Begum should be allowed to challenge the removal of her British citizenship, a human rights lawyer has said.

On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that the 21-year-old cannot return to the UK to pursue an appeal.

Ms Begum was 15 when she and two other east London schoolgirls travelled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State group (IS) in February 2015.

Her British citizenship was revoked on national security grounds by then home secretary Sajid Javid shortly after she was found in a Syrian refugee camp in February 2019.

Credit: Good Morning Britain via Twitter / ITV