Syria schoolgirls case

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    Video caption: Shamima Begum on wanting forgiveness from the UK

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    Image caption: Ms Begum was 15 and living in Bethnal Green, London, when she left the UK in 2015

    Shamima Begum - one of three east London schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State group (IS) - is set to find out whether her British citizenship should be restored.

    Ms Begum, now 20, travelled to Syria in February 2015 and lived under IS rule for more than three years before she was found, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp in February last year.

    Then home secretary Sajid Javid revoked her British citizenship on national security grounds later that month.

    Ms Begum took legal action against the Home Office, claiming the decision was unlawful because it rendered her stateless and exposed her to a real risk of death or inhuman and degrading treatment.

    In February, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) - a specialist tribunal which hears challenges to decisions to remove someone's British citizenship on national security grounds - ruled the decision was lawful as Ms Begum was "a citizen of Bangladesh by descent" at the time of the decision.

    The tribunal also found that she "cannot play any meaningful part in her appeal and that, to that extent, the appeal will not be fair and effective", but ruled that "it does not follow that her appeal succeeds".

    Ms Begum's challenge to the Home Office's decision to refuse to allow her to enter the UK to effectively pursue her appeal was also rejected.

    This morning, Lord Justice Flaux, Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Singh are due to give a ruling on her appeal, which will be delivered remotely.

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    The Labour leader has said Shamima Begum should return to the UK to face questioning.