New York: ‘IS bride’ Shamima Begum has lost her appeal to regain her UK citizenship against the British government. Earlier, she was stripped of her UK citizenship after she fled to Syria.
Begum, who was 15 when she travelled to Syria with two of her friends in February 2015, has been waging a legal battle to return to the UK for the last few years.
While Begum’s two friends are believed to have been killed, she herself lived under IS rule for more than three years. Eventually, she became popular as an ‘IS bride’ after she was married to a Dutch IS fighter soon after reaching Syria.
After fleeing Britain, Begum, now 23, who was born in the UK to parents with Bangladeshi roots, was stripped of her UK citizenship on national security grounds in 2019.