ISIS bride Shamima Begum could come back to the UK as the government failed to examine whether she was trafficked to Syria.
Her lawyer believes Shamima Begum’s bid to return to the UK is “strengthened” by the court case victory of a 16-year-old girl who successfully asserted that she was a victim of modern slavery.
This court case was the first time a terrorism prosecution has been discarded as a result of a claim of sexual exploitation.
Independent reviewer of terrorism legislation Jonathan Hall QC thinks it could pave the way for other teenage terror suspects to claim they have been groomed on the internet.
He said: “Being both a victim of modern slavery and presenting a risk to the general public are not incompatible.
“If fewer criminal cases are going to be possible, this begs the question whether there are sufficient non-criminal justice measures in place, in particular to deal with the terrorist risk presented by children.”
Begum’s lawyer Tasnime Akunjee agreed, adding: “Shamima has been arguing this from the beginning.
“This just strengthens her case.”
The Bethnal Green schoolgirl was just 15 years old when she escaped the UK in 2015 to join the Islamist terror group.
She is now residing in the al-Roj camp in Northern Syria after she was stripped of her British citizenship.
In an exclusive interview with GB News on Dan Wootton Tonight, Begum says she could give Boris Johnson a plan to defeat help the UK defeat terrorists.
She said: “I actually think it’s important that they know so that they can prevent it… the fight against terrorism is not a one-man job, it’s multiple people with multiple skills”.
Begum last year alleged she was groomed by older men she met online before fleeing abroad.
The 22-year-old said she fears for her life after IS fanatics attempted to bomb her tent in a prison camp.
She has made repeated bids to return to Britain, claiming she was just a “dumb kid” when she joined ISIS.
The Supreme Court ruled in February 2021 that she will not be permitted back because of public safety concerns.