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Shamima Begum takes legal fight on British citizenship to Court of Appeal


Shamima Begum’s legal fight on the decision to deprive her of her British citizenship is set to reach the Court of Appeal on Tuesday morning.

The 24-year-old previously lost a challenge against the decision to strip her of her citizenship on national security grounds at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.

In a ruling in February, Mr Justice Jay said that while there was a “credible suspicion that Begum was recruited, transferred and then harboured for the purpose of sexual exploitation”, this did not prevent Sajid Javid, the home secretary at the time, from removing her citizenship.

Following the decision, Begum’s lawyers said that they would challenge the ruling and that the legal battle was “nowhere near over”.



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