- A 27-year-old born in North London had gone to Syria and married a jihadi
- The Home Secretary removed her British citizenship after her arrest in Turkey
- But the woman would become stateless if she lost her citizenship, a court found
A jihadi bride who fled to Syria to join ISIS has defeated the Government’s attempt to stop her returning to Britain.
The 27-year-old was stripped of her British citizenship after spending more than two years in Syria, marrying a jihadi and giving birth to two children.
But the woman, who was born in Enfield, North London, to Bangladeshi parents, has won the right to keep her British passport – despite being deemed a national security threat ‘due to her extremist views’.
The woman - identified only as G3 in court documents - spent more than two years in Syria and married a jihadi. File photo shows ISIS fighters in Syria
In November last year, as ISIS began to collapse, she escaped across the border to Turkey with her children aged one and two. She was arrested by Turkish forces and detained in the town of Gaziantep.
The Special Immigration Appeals Commission, which sits in secret, ruled the woman could not be stripped of British nationality because she would be stateless
Home Secretary Amber Rudd deprived the woman – who has been identified only as G3 in court papers – of her citizenship in August.
But three judges sitting at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, a security court that holds its sessions in secret, have ruled that G3 cannot have her British citizenship revoked because it would leave her stateless.
A spokesman for the Home Office said: ‘We do not comment on individual cases.’
Born in 1990, the woman acquired British nationality because her Bangladeshi father was present and settled in the United Kingdom.
The Commission found that G3 would become stateless if she lost her British nationality because she does not have citizenship of Bangladesh.