Shamima Begum

June 16, 2020
June 16, 2020

Shamima Begum can't enter Bangladesh: foreign ministry

British citizen Shamima Begum, one of three east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join ISIS in February 2015, has no Bangladeshi citizenship rights, the foreign ministry said in a statement today.

May 5, 2019
May 5, 2019

She’d face death penalty in Bangladesh

Shamima Begum, who left east London to join the Islamic State in 2015, would “face the death penalty” for terrorism if she came to Bangladesh, said a BBC report, quoting Foreign Minister Abdul Momen.

March 9, 2019
March 9, 2019

Baby of Islamic State teenager in UK furore dies

The infant son of Shamima Begum, a teenager who left London to join the Islamic State group in Syria, has died, a spokesman for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says.

March 3, 2019
March 3, 2019

IS teen's Dutch husband wants to head home: BBC

The Dutch husband of Shamima Begum, a British-born teenager who fled to join Islamic State, wants to live with her in the Netherlands, the BBC reports after finding him in Syria.

March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

Is the UK using citizenship to avoid its responsibilities?

When UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced the decision to prevent Shamima Begum from returning to the UK, many were thrilled—including Bangladeshis.

February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019

Shamima won’t be allowed to enter Bangladesh: Foreign Ministry

Affirming the country’s stance of zero tolerance to terrorism and violent extremism, the government of Bangladesh states that it will not allow Shamima Begum to enter to the country.

February 20, 2019
February 20, 2019

Teen who joined IS group in Syria to lose UK citizenship

Shamima Begum, a teenager who left London when she was aged 15 to join Islamic State in Syria, has had her British citizenship revoked, according to a letter sent to her family published by ITV News.