The British girl, who was brought to Syria at the age of 12, raped and impregnated by her jihadist “husband”, is among dozens of former British citizens imprisoned in refugee camps
- The British girl named “Nadia” was abducted to Syria by a male relative at the age of 12
- She was raped repeatedly and became pregnant when she was 15, only to flee with her mother
- Tory Andrew Mitchell says in the report that we cannot wash our hands from these British people
A British girl who was abducted to Islamic State territory in Syria and then raped and impregnated by her jihadist “husband” is one of the former British nationals stranded in a refugee camp.
According to activists, the majority of British women in the country have been sexually exploited, many under the age of 18 at the time.
A report by the group that accused the government of being a victim of trafficking in human beings “failed” said that among the camps was a girl named Nadia, who was brought to Syria by a male relative at the age of 12 and repeatedly raped until she was became pregnant fifteen.
The Times reported that she fled with her sister and mother.
The British girl who was abducted to Syria at the age of 12 is one of the former British nationals waiting in camps (archive image)
Tory MP Andrew Mitchell said in the group’s report, titled Human Trafficking in Syria, “We cannot wash our hands off these Brits and leave them in unregulated space.”
Last year, in an open letter, also signed by David Davis, Tom Tugendhat and Tobias Ellwood, he said: “We are concerned that their current indefinite detention in increasingly precarious Kurdish detention centers poses a significant security challenge for Britain, as well as significant damage the children involved.
“We urge you to ensure that these individuals are returned to the UK so that all adults charged with crimes can be prosecuted fairly through due process and the safety of children is guaranteed.”
Rep. Andrew Mitchell says we cannot wash or hand wash the British prisoners overseas
“We believe that a policy of family segregation would undermine the prospect of reintegrating children into British society without reducing the risk of losing sight of adults in northeastern Syria or ensuring justice for crimes that may be committed. ‘
Maya Foa, the director of Reprieve who visited the camps, said: “These are victims who have been abandoned. I find it cruel, callous and cynical. It’s not lawful, not human, and not in our security interests. It’s counterproductive at every level. ‘
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court ruled that Shamima Begum could not return to the UK to appeal the removal of her British citizenship.
Shamima Begum is unable to return to the UK to appeal the removal of her British citizenship
Begum was 15 when she and two other school girls from east London traveled to Syria in February 2015 to join ISIS.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said at the time: “The Supreme Court has unanimously endorsed the government’s position and reaffirmed the Home Secretary’s power to make important national security decisions.
“The government will always do the best it can to protect our national security, and safeguarding the security of our citizens remains our priority.”