Shamima Begum is a woman who was born and raised in the United Kingdom. In 2015, at the age of 15, she traveled to Syria with two school friends to join the Islamic State (ISIS) group. While in Syria, she married an ISIS fighter and had three children, all of whom died.
In 2019, the UK government revoked her citizenship on national security grounds, leaving her stranded in a detention camp in Syria.
She challenged the decision, arguing that she should be allowed to return to the UK to appeal the decision and face justice for her actions, but in 2021 the UK Supreme Court ruled that she could not return to the UK to fight her citizenship case.
Her case has been controversial and has raised questions about citizenship, national security, and the treatment of individuals who travel to join terrorist groups.
Shamima Begum Children: What happened to Shamima Begum’s children?
Shamima Begum had three children while living in Syria with her husband, Yago Riedijk, who is believed to be a member of the Islamic State (ISIS) group. Unfortunately, all three of her children have died.
Shamima gave birth to her first child, a son, in February 2016. Her second child, a daughter, was born in January 2018. Her third child, another son, was born in March 2019 while she was living in the al-Hawl refugee camp in northeastern Syria.
All three children died due to illness or malnutrition while living in the camp.
The tragic deaths of her children have been a source of immense grief for Shamima and her family, and have further complicated her case, with some arguing that she should be allowed to return to the UK in order to receive medical and psychological support.