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Runaway schoolgirl who joined IS loses bid to return to Britain

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“The right to a fair hearing does not trump all other considerations, such as the safety of the public,” said Robert Reed, the president of the Supreme Court. “If a vital public interest makes it impossible for a case to be fairly heard, then the courts cannot ordinarily hear it.”

CCTV showed Kadiza Sultana, left, Shamima Begum, centre, and Amira Abase going through security at Gatwick airport, before they caught their flight to Turkey in 2015.Credit:MET/AP

Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the ruling, his spokesman said, adding the government’s priority was “maintaining our national security”.

Begum’s case has been the subject of a heated debate in Britain, pitting those who say she forsook her right to citizenship by…



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