PM says legal aid rules to be reviewed following Shamima Begum judgment

Credit: Belfast Telegraph- Published on July 18, 2020
Boris Johnson has said ministers are examining the legal aid eligibility rules after a court ruled Shamima Begum could return to the UK to fight the decision to strip her of British citizenship.

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Published on July 16, 2020 -  00:47
Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to UK to pursue appeal, court rules
Shamima Begum – one of three east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State group (IS) – should be allowed to return to the UK to challenge the deprivation of her British citizenship, senior judges have ruled.Ms Begum, now 20, travelled to Syria in February 2015 and lived under IS rule for more than three years before she was found, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp in February last year.

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