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Sat 01 August 2020:

Ms Begum, now 20, was one of three east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State group (IS) in February 2015.

Shamima Begum‘s return to the UK has been temporarily put on hold after the UK Government won its fight to take its case to the Supreme Court.

The UK Supreme Court will examine the case of a British-born woman who went to Syria as a schoolgirl to join Daesh, after the government appealed against a court decision to allow her to return to Britain to fight for her citizenship, reports Reuters.

The Court of Appeal in London ruled on July 16 that Begum should be allowed to return to Britain to challenge that decision, a ruling the government described as “very disappointing”.

“We are pleased that we have been able to secure permission to have the Supreme Court consider our appeal,” the Home Office, or interior ministry, said on Friday. It did not say when any hearing would take place.

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