ISIS Bride Shamima Begum Faces Torture or Hanging, Claim Her Lawyers

The lawyer of ISIS bride Shamima Begum claimed that she is at risk of hanging or torture if her U.K. citizenship is revoked, it was reported.

Shamima Begum, 20, is in “an incredibly fragile and dangerous” situation inside a Syrian refugee camp, The Week UK reported.

Begum wanted to return to London but is now “stateless” after a former home secretary removed her citizenship at a refugee camp, said an immigration court, as the Daily Mail reported.

Her lawyers added that she was left with no safe option, telling the Immigration Appeals Commission in London that former Home Secretary Sajid Javids actions were not lawful.

The lawyers said she is facing death threats from ISIS agents inside of Syria after she recanted her support for the terrorist organization. As such, she can now face torture and execution in other countries.

ISIS bride Shamima Begum and her father
ISIS bride Shamima Begum and her father
(L) – Shamima Begum being interviewed by Sky News in northern Syria on Feb. 17, 2019. (R) – Begums father Ahmed Ali speaking to reporters in Sunamganu, Bangladesh, on March 5, 2019. (Reuters; AP Photo)

But Home Office lawyers said she put herself at risk by traveling from the United Kingdom to Syria to join ISIS.

They then argued that Begum, who left for Syria at age 15, is entitled to citizenship in Bangladesh. The Mail reported that officials in the South Asian country denied this claim and also threatened to execute her via hanging.

“The Bangladeshi government has made clear it will not allow the appellant to go to that country. It has said that if she arrived covertly she would be hanged,” her lawyers also said, as reported by The Week.

hree image combo of stills taken from CCTV
hree image combo of stills taken from CCTV
Kadiza Sultana, left, Shamima Begum, center and Amira Abase going through security at Gatwick airport on Feb. 23, 2015. (Metropolitan Police via AP)

Meanwhile, as Turkey launched an operation in northern Syria earlier in October, Begum expressed fears about it.

“I am scared, really scared,” she said, Read More – Source