Shamima Begum told she’s not allowed to fly back to UK

The government has won permission to fight Shamima Begum’s appeal against being stripped of British citizenship. Begum, who left the UK to join IS five years ago when she was 15, was stripped of her British citizenship last year after she was found nine months pregnant in a Syrian refugee camp.

Earlier this month she won a legal challenge to fight that decision after judges ruled she had not been granted a ‘fair and effective’ appeal. They said she should be allowed to return for a fresh hearing in a bid to overturn the Home Office’s decision.  

However, that has been put on hold after the government contested the ruling.

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