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Shamima Begum: IS teenager's family challenge citizenship move

Shamima Begum: IS teenager's family challenge citizenship move

Shamima Begum pictured during her interview with the BBC on Monday
The family of Shamima Begum - who left the UK to join the Islamic State group in Syria - have written to the home secretary challenging his decision to revoke her UK citizenship. In the letter to Sajid Javid, seen by the BBC, they say they "cannot simply abandon her" and that her status is "a matter for our British courts". But they added they are "sickened by the comments she has made" recently.They also asked for assistance in bringing her newborn baby to the UK.Ms Begum, who left east London in 2015, is living in a refugee camp in northern Syria.
She gave birth to a baby boy a few days ago and has said she wants to return to the UK.
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The letter, written by her sister Renu Begum on behalf of the family, said: "We wish to make clear, that along with the rest of the country, we are shocked and appalled at the vile comments she has made to the media in recent days. "These are not representative of British values, and my family entirely reject the comments she has made."The Home Office had said it was possible to strip the teenager of British nationality as she was eligible for citizenship of another country.
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