Shamima Begum has fled the Syrian refugee camp with her newborn son after receiving death threats.
The 19-year-old former British schoolgirl and her infant son Jerah have been moved from the Al-Hol camp in Syria due to “safety concerns around her and her baby”, her lawyer Tasnime Akunjee said.
I can confirm that it is our understanding that Shamima has been moved from Al-Hol due to safety concerns around her and her baby.
We further understand that indeed she and her child had been threatened by others at the Al-Hol camp. Akunjee added
Shamima says she regrets speaking to journalists. She says she wishes she had kept a low profile because other Jihadi wives in camp are now angry with her for talking about her plight and have made death threats.
A source told the Sun:
Shamima was directly threatened in the camp. She is living in fear of her life. There is a bounty on her head. She felt she had no option but to move her and her child to have a chance of survival.
Shamima is now believed to be at another base near to the Iraqi border. She wants to return to the UK but has been stripped of her British citizenship by the Home Secretary Sajid Javid.
The teenager, who has become stateless after her citizenship was revoked, has complained about her treatment by the UK Government, saying the stripping of her nationality is “unjust on me and my son.”
She suggested she would try to apply for Dutch citizenship since her ISIS fighter husband is from the Netherlands. But the Netherlands have already rejected the idea.