The household of Bethnal Inexperienced teenager Shamima Begum have urged the British authorities to provide them custody of her unborn baby whereas she faces the prospect of imprisonment for supporting Islamic State.

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The pregnant 19-year-old has stated she fears her child, as a result of be born anytime now, can be taken from her if she manages to return to Britain after leaving the nation in 2015 to affix the fear group in Syria.

Now her household have stated that if she had been to face a custodial sentence for her help of a terrorist organisation they’ll step in to boost the kid, moderately than the taxpayer having to select up the price.

Muhammad Rahman, 36, whose brother is married to Shamima’s elder sister Renu, advised The Sunday Telegraph: “Her dad and mom would need custody of the child. They’d wish to take care of their grandchild.

“I don’t suppose individuals, feeling the best way many do about what Shamima has completed, would need the state to select up the burden of taking care of the kid.”

As soon as in Syria she was married off to Yago Riedijk, 26, a Muslim convert from the Netherlands and bore him two kids

Mr Rahman added: “It’s in our tradition for the remainder of the household to step in and take care of the kids when there’s an issue and would make Shamima really feel higher if she finally ends up serving a jail sentence and she or he is aware of her dad and mom are taking care of her child.

“Each her dad and mom are alive and are able to taking care of the child. Hopefully then Shamima could be reunited along with her child after she has been free of any spell in custody.”

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It comes after her household pleaded with the Authorities to deal with the case as a “matter of urgency”, as they stated in a press release that the “welfare of Shamima’s unborn child is of paramount concern”. 

Shamima’s dad and mom are actually consulting their lawyer in regards to the prospect of authorized motion towards the British authorities to drive it to permit {the teenager} again into the nation.

Ben Wallace, the Dwelling Workplace minister accountable for safety, final week rebuffed Shamima’s plea to be rescued from the Syrian refugee camp the place she is at present stranded, saying her “actions have penalties”.

On the similar time Sajid Javid, the Dwelling Secretary, has stated he would use all his out there powers to stop her return.

However Shamima’s household imagine that flies within the face of each widespread humanity and the British state’s accountability in the direction of one among its personal residents.

Mr Rahman stated: “Shamima’s household are taking the recommendation of their solicitor as to what to do subsequent and which may nicely contain authorized motion to drive the Authorities to permit her to return to Britain. That’s definitely one prospect.”  

Relations say that whereas they recognise she could face prosecution and should must undertake a interval of intensive rehabilitation to make sure she presents no risk to the general public, additionally they argue that Britain can’t merely ‘dump’ its downside residents on one other nation. 

Her household are of Bangladeshi origin, however Shamima – who’s 9 months pregnant – was raised and schooled in London till falling underneath the spell of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). As soon as in Syria she was married off to Yago Riedijk, 26, a Muslim convert from the Netherlands and bore him two kids, who each died whereas infants.

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She stated in an interview with The Instances on Saturday: “What do you suppose will occur to my baby? As a result of I don’t need it to be taken away from me, or at the very least whether it is, to be given to my household.”

Mr Rahman, who works as an electrician, stated: “I can perceive why many individuals in Britain don’t want Shamima to be allowed again into the nation after what she has completed. I do know persons are scared about what she would possibly do if she got here again, if she would possibly nonetheless be harmful, however she went as a 15-year-old and I don’t know the way a 15-year-old could make make such a call with any accountability. 

“She was a minor when she left and she or he has certainly been brainwashed when she was on the market. If there’s any chance of a very good end result being achieved, by serving to her to return and undergo some type of rehabilitation, it needs to be tried.”

The 36-year-old household man, who lives in a home in east London beforehand occupied by Shamima’s sister Renu, added: “They wish to be reunited as a household once more. She is their daughter. If she is remorseful and could be set again on the proper path then maybe we could be compassionate as a society and suppose the most effective of individuals.

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“Each household needs to suppose the most effective of their kids and their shut ones however they’d no concept she was being led down the trail she was in any other case they’d have tried to cease her. They suppose the most effective of their daughter and no matter difficulties she comes again with they imagine they will repair.”

Mr Rahman stated Shamima’s determination to depart Britain and journey to Syria in February 2015, aged simply 15, along with her two pals from Bethnal Inexperienced Academy, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Amira Abase, 15, had surprised her household, who had at all times thought-about themselves onerous working individuals making an attempt to do their finest for his or her kids.

“I first met her when she was just a little lady, simply 11, and she or he was only a regular little lady. Once I heard that she had left the nation to journey to Syria it was utterly out of the blue, each for me and her household. There isn’t a approach they’d have let her do this if they’d identified she was planning to depart like that.”

Tasnime Akunjee, solicitor for the three households of the Bethnal Inexperienced ladies with Mayfair regulation agency Farooq Bajwa & Co, yesterday questioned whether or not the Dwelling Secretary had the ability to stop Shamima returning to Britain.

Writing on Twitter he stated: “Sajid Javid the house secretary, does he perceive UK legal guidelines?”

Earlier Mr Akunjee said: “It appears as if Mr Javid is making an attempt to oppose that. I don’t imagine he has the authorized grounds or instruments to cease her coming again.”


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