London: Shamima Begum, the UK teenager who joined ISIS in Syria and wants to return home with her newborn baby now, will be stripped of her citizenship, said her family lawyer on Tuesday.
Begum’s family is disappointed with the British Home Office’s intention to have an order made, thus depriving her of her citizenship, their lawyer Tasnime Akunjee said on Twitter.
“We are considering all legal avenues to challenge this decision,” Akunjee tweeted.
The Home Office has sent a letter to Begum’s mother which was received on Tuesday, notifying the family of the decision, which it said Begum had the right to appeal, as per reports.
The 19-year-old joined ISIS in Syria in 2015 along with two classmates. She is currently in a refugee camp in northeast Syria where she fled fighting in the east of the country along with hundreds of other people with links to IS.
Begum gave birth to her third child and asked the British authorities to show compassion by allowing her to raise the baby in Britain while expressing no regret over having joined the militancy group.
According to her, her other two babies died from illness and malnutrition.