Shamima Begum: IS teenager says losing UK citizenship ‘unjust’ – BBC News

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Shamima Begum – the teenager who fled London to join Islamic State group in Syria – has said being stripped of her British citizenship is “unjust”.

Ms Begum, 19, told ITV news that she found the Home Office’s decision “heart-breaking” – but she may try for citizenship via her Dutch husband.

Her family have said they plan to challenge the government’s decision.

Government sources said it was possible to revoke her UK nationality as she was eligible for citizenship elsewhere.

Her mother is believed to be a Bangladeshi national which means under Bangladesh law Ms Begum would be too, said Lord Carlile, a former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation.

However, when asked by the BBC, Ms Begum said she did not have a Bangladeshi passport and had never been to the country

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