Shamima Begum baby death one of dozens in Syrian refugee camp

Shamima Begum baby death one of dozens in Syrian refugee camp

Shamima Begum baby death one of dozens in Syrian refugee camp

The Begum's family lawyer Tasnime Akunjee had tweeted on Friday: "We have strong but as yet unconfirmed reports that Shamima Begums son has died".

While Home Secretary Javid confirmed Begum's son was a British citizen, he said it would be "incredibly difficult" to facilitate the return of a child from Syria.

I have nothing but sympathy for the children that have been dragged into this.

Upon hearing the news, UK Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott slammed Sajid Javid for behaving "shamefully", saying that he was responsible for the boy's death.

The debates over how the United Kingdom should treat so-called "cubs of the caliphate" and their mothers, who fled to Syria to marry Daesh* fighters but want to return back to Europe as the jihadists were curbed, has flared up over the case of one of such women - Londoner Shamima Begum who had her citizenship revoked.

Quoting a paramedic working for the Kurdish Red Crescent, the BBC reported that the infant was taken to a camp clinic Thursday morning after the child began having trouble breathing.

"The death of any child is tragic and deeply distressing for the family".

"The Government will continue to do whatever we can to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and travelling to unsafe conflict zones".

Begum's family denied she is a dual citizen and said it plans to challenge the UK's decision.

His revelations come just days after Shamima Begum's three-week-old baby, Jerah, perished at Al Hawl camp in the northeastern part of the war-torn country.

Renu, eldest sister of Shamima Begum holds her sister's photo whilst being interviewed by the media at New Scotland Yard, Central London.

A Church of England bishop and a former director of public prosecutions criticised the home secretary as demand grew for Javid to review his controversial decision to strip the 19-year-old of British citizenship - a move that left her stateless with her child in legal limbo.

Begum is British-Bangladeshi, according to reports, but Bangladesh said she's not a national of that country and won't accept her there. "This is callous and inhumane".

But Javid's decision to revoke her citizenship, deeming her a security risk, drew mixed reactions.

Begum said that during her time with ISIS she was "just a housewife" and there was no evidence of her "doing anything risky".

"It is against global law to make someone stateless, and now an innocent child has died as a result of a British woman being stripped of her citizenship", she said in a tweet.

Last month he told British lawmakers: "Children should not suffer, so if a parent does lose their British citizenship it does not affect the rights of their child".

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