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Legal aid review after IS bride case
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Legal aid review after IS bride case

    The government is reviewing legal aid eligibility rules following the decision to allow Shamima Begum to return to the UK to face trial, Boris Johnson has said. Earlier this week the Court of Appeal ruled that Begum, who travelled to Syria to join ISIS in 2015, should be allowed to fight the decision to strip her of her citizenship in person in a British court. The court decided that the 20-year-old, who is currently in refugee Camp Roj in northern Syria, could only mount a "fair and effective appeal" if she was in the UK. But the prime minister called the decision “odd and peverse” on Sunday, adding that the government would be reviewing the legal aid rules. "It seems to me to be at least odd and perverse that somebody can be entitled to legal aid when they are n...