Bangladesh doesn't Recognise Shamima Begum as a Bangladeshi Citizen

Bangladesh doesn't Recognise Shamima Begum as a Bangladeshi Citizen

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday that Begum should be allowed to return.

She wants them to re-evaluate her case with quote: "mercy in their heart".

Shamima Begum travelled to Syria in 2015 aged just 15 but has now fled the crumbling "caliphate" and says she wants to come home, after giving birth in a refugee camp last weekend.

But speaking to reporters, the now 19-year-old Shamima said that she had never seen an execution during her time with Isis, "but I saw a beheaded head in the bin".

Begum, who is now in a Kurdish controlled camp in Syria alongside baby son Jarrah, and two other British-born women, said of the lack of contact from the Home Office: 'They haven't given me that courtesy'.

"I would hope that I would be able to outline the options for her, explain things to her", he said.

The news comes as Begum's own father dramatically told The Mail on Sunday that he backs Home Secretary Sajid Javid's decision to strip his daughter of her British citizenship.

Her family have written to Javid asking for his help to bring her newborn son to Britain.

Another added: "A criminal trial would be impossible, based on the nature of the evidence held against her".

"That year we lost Shamima to a murderous and misogynistic cult", her sister wrote.

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised the "very extreme" move and said Shamima Begum has a "right to return" to the United Kingdom, where she should face questioning. "In all of this debacle, he is the one true innocent and should not lose the privilege of being raised in the safety of this country", it notes.

Her family's lawyer, Tasnime Akunjee, is looking at challenging Britain's decision to revoke her citizenship, which risks leaving Begum stateless.

It was speculated that Begum - who is of Bangladeshi heritage - may have citizenship there but Bangladesh's minister of state for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam denied this.

The Bangladeshi government said there was "no question" of her being allowed to enter, and there is legal argument about whether simply having Bangaldeshi parents bestows citizenship. This is against global law, but the fact that she could technically apply and qualify for Bangladeshi citizenship because of her parents' nationalities is being used to justify the statelessness. She now wants to go home.

We, as a country, created Shamima Begum and we, as a country, should take responsibility for rehabilitating her and making her a member of a society we're not ashamed to be part of.

After sympathising with the caller, Phillips responded: "Can you not see that people are really angry that she seems to think you can go off to Syria and whenever that fails that you can just hop along back to the United Kingdom?"

He has previously said that more than 100 individuals had already been deprived of their British citizenship.

"I am willing to change", she told Sky News from her refugee camp in Syria.

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