LABOUR’S Diane Abbott has claimed that stripping Isis teen Shamima Begum’s passport from her could be a breach of her human rights.
The runaway Isis bride said this morning she was “shocked” and it was “kind of heartbreaking” to find out she’d had her citizenship taken away by the Home Office.
Rex Features Shadow Home Secretary Ms Abbott warned that the Government could be ‘breaching her human rights’
BBC supplied by Pixel8000 07917221968 Shamima Begum’s British citizenship has been revoked by the Home Office
Last night it was revealed that officials were able to revoke her British citizenship because she is a dual national.
Moaning Begum, who fled to join the terror group in Syria in 2015, and has just given birth to her third child, said it was “unjust on me and my son”.
She admitted her family “made it sound like it would be a lot easier for me to come back to the UK” and admitted she would try and get into Holland now instead using her Dutch jihadist husband as a hook.
But Shadow Home Secretary Ms Abbott warned that the Government could be breaching her “human rights”.
She said it did not appear to be the case that she had committed acts of terrorism herself and may escape punishment as a result.
Ms Abbott said: “Whenever there are reasonable grounds to suspect that someone who is entitled to return to this country has either committed or facilitated acts of terrorism, they should be fully investigated and where appropriate prosecuted. This does not appear to be the case here.
“If the government is proposing to make Shamima Begum stateless it is not just a breach of international human rights law but is a failure to meet our security obligations to the international community.
“Potential citizenship rights elsewhere are entirely irrelevant. Our fundamental freedoms do not need to be compromised; they are perfectly compatible with our safety.”
What we know so far:
The family are thought to be set to challenge the decision to strip her of citizenship.
She’s claimed she didn’t take part in any ISIS crimes while she was over in Syria and doesn’t want to recruit more people to join the collapsing caliphate.
Lawyers are also claiming that her baby could be eligible to come back to Britain as he was born to a Brit.
Why and how was Shamima Begum stripped of her British citizenship?The Home Secretary’s power to deprive someone of their British citizenship is covered by Section 40 British Nationality Act 1981.
It states the Home Sec must be satisfied “it would be conducive to the public good to deprive person of his or her British nationality.
The official regulations add “that s/he would not become stateless as a result of the deprivation.”
Home Office guidance states that ‘Conduciveness to the Public Good’ means “depriving in the public interest on the grounds of involvement in terrorism, espionage, serious organised crime, war crimes or unacceptable behaviours.”
If Shamima Begum decides to appeal the decision to impose deprivation of citizenship order she has 28 days to appeal to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission
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AP:Associated Press CCTV picture of Kadiza Sultana, 16 (left), Shamima Begum,15 (centre), and Amira Abase (right) at Gatwick airport
PA:Press Association Shamima Begum, 15, fled the country to support Isis when she was still at school
The former Brit schoolgirl fled from her home in Bethnal Green, East London, as a 15-year-old to join Islamic State in 2015.
She has this week pleaded to be allowed to return home after giving birth to a baby boy, but has showed no remorse for her actions.
And she said that the 2017 Manchester bombings were JUSTIFIED.
Ms Begum said in a BBC interview: “I actually do support some British values and I am willing to go back to the UK and settle back again and rehabilitate and that stuff.”
She added: “The poster girl thing was not my choice.”
Islamic State schoolgirl Shamima Begum denies she’s a threat as she has her British citizenship revoked
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