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Former ‘IS’ wife Shamima loses citizenship appeal 

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Published: 19:20, 23 February 2024  
Former ‘IS’ wife Shamima loses citizenship appeal 

Shamima Begum, the British national who travelled to Syria as a schoolgirl to join ISIL (ISIS), has lost her latest appeal attempt to regain citizenship stripped by the United Kingdom.

On February 23, London's Court of Appeal rejected all five arguments presented by 24-year-old Shamima Begum.

Begum was 15 when she and two other girls from London joined the extremist group in February 2015.

Authorities withdrew her British citizenship on national security grounds soon after she surfaced in a Syrian refugee camp in 2019.

Her lawyers brought a bid to overturn that decision at the Court of Appeal. Britain's Home Office [Interior Ministry] opposed the challenge.