Shamima Begum moved from Syria camp after threats, says lawyer

Shamima Begum and her newborn baby have been moved from a Syrian refugee camp after threats were made against them, according to her family’s lawyer.

The 19-year-old and her son were moved from the Al-Hol camp in the north of the country due to “safety concerns around her and her baby”, Tasnime Akunjee said.

Last week, Begum, who left the UK in 2015 with two school friends, said she wanted to return home for the health of her then-unborn child. The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has ordered that the British-born woman’s citizenship be revoked.

That’s a real shame.

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