14.6 C
Ireland
Friday, April 23, 2021

Supreme Court rules that woman who joined Islamic State cannot return to UK

Shamima Begum, who fled to Syria six years ago to join Islamic State, failed to restore her British citizenship after the Supreme Court ruled that she had lost her case.

As a result, she will not be able to return to the UK and fight her case as well as losing her citizenship.

The 21-year-old is still considered a national security threat by MI5 for aligning with a terror group. Lord Pannick QC, who represented Begum, stated that she was unable to put her case together properly in al-Roj camp, where she is being detained, as she is not permitted to use her phone.

Last year, the High Court permitted Begum to return to the UK to fight her case but a Home Office decision appealed against that decision.

A 47-page ruling by the Supreme Court stated that the court of appeal was wrong to make the decision that Begum should be allowed to return to the UK and fight her case.

Concluding this, the Supreme Court added that the court of appeal was wrong to believe that the right to a fair trial prevailed the requirements of national security.

POPULAR

Hospital numbers for Covid-19 at their lowest since October

Hospital numbers are currently at their lowest since early October

Australian city of Perth orders new lockdown following Covid-19 case in the community

Australian authorities ordered a snap, three-day lockdown in the western city of Perth today after a member of the community tested positive...

People in 60-64 age bracket invited to register online for Covid-19 vaccine from today

People aged between 60 and 64 will be able to register online for a Covid-19 vaccination starting today. The...
Ireland
overcast clouds
14.6 ° C
15 °
14.4 °
49 %
5.4kmh
100 %
Fri
15 °
Sat
14 °
Sun
16 °
Mon
15 °
Tue
10 °