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    Bring Me Home: (Pt 5) A legal battle over Shamima Begum's future

    Bring Me Home: (Pt 5) A legal battle over Shamima Begum's future

    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court heard arguments over whether Shamima Begum should be allowed to come back to Britain to fight for her citizenship. It's a legal battle that could have enormous consequences for her future and her family.


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    Guests:
    Mohammed Akunjee, solicitor for family of Shamima Begum.
    Tom Tugendhat, MP for Tonbridge, Edenbridge and Malling; Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
    Anthony Loyd, Foreign Correspondent, The Times.  
    Fiona Hamilton, Crime and Security Editor, The Times.


    Host: Manveen Rana.


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    • 29 min
    Bring Me Home: (Pt 4) Lessons from Europe

    Bring Me Home: (Pt 4) Lessons from Europe

    The UK is not alone in having to decide what to do with its citizens stuck in Syrian camps and Iraqi prisons. Thousands of European nationals travelled to the Middle East to take part in the conflict that has torn the region apart. How is the rest of Europe coping with the problem? Are they bringing foreign fighters back? And what do they do with them if they do return?


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    Guests: 
    Arthur Snell, former head of the Foreign Office counter radicalisation programme  
    Thomas Schmidinger, University of Vienna Political Scientist and Cultural Anthropologist
    Peter Conradi, The Sunday Times Europe editor. 
    Dr Neda Richards, counterterrorism psychologist. 


    Host: Manveen Rana. 


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    • 33 min
    Bring Me Home: (Pt 3) Deradicalising Shamima Begum

    Bring Me Home: (Pt 3) Deradicalising Shamima Begum

    Supreme Court judges are now deliberating on whether Begum should be allowed back to Britain to fight for her citizenship. But would happen if she did return? How does deradicalisation work and when can it go wrong?


    All this week, Stories of our Times brings you a special series on Shamima Begum, and her fight to come home to Britain.


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    Guests:
    Tania Joya, former jihadist, former wife of senior Islamic State leader. 
    Usama Hasan, research consultant, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. 
    Christopher Dean, psychologist; Senior Fellow, Global Centre for Cooperative Security.


    Host: Manveen Rana. 
     
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    • 38 min
    Bring Me Home: (Pt 2) Life in the camps

    Bring Me Home: (Pt 2) Life in the camps

    In the second part of our series on Shamima Begum, we explore the experience of British nationals detained in Syria. What are living conditions like inside refugee camps? And should Britain repatriate its nationals who live in them?


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    Guests: 
    Anthony Loyd, War Correspondent for The Times
    Vera Miranova, Harvard research fellow.
    Yasmine Ahmed, director of Rights and Security International.
    Sir Mark Rowley, former head of Counter Terrorism Policing in the UK. 
    Richard Barrett, director of the Global Strategy Network.


    Host: Manveen Rana.


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    • 36 min
    Bring Me Home: (Pt 1) Shamima Begum's story

    Bring Me Home: (Pt 1) Shamima Begum's story

    It was a chance meeting in a Syrian camp. A veteran war reporter, a young mother, and an interview that polarised a nation. Shamima Begum was just 15 years old when she and two of her school friends from Bethnal Green left Britain to join Islamic State. Five years later, with her fate still hanging in the balance, the Supreme Court will this week decide whether she can return to the UK to challenge the deprivation of her citizenship. This episode of the Stories of our Times podcast will form part of a week-long series. We'll explore: what should happen to British nationals who left to join Islamic State, and do we have a responsibility to bring them back?


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    Guests: 
    Anthony Loyd, Foreign Correspondent, The Times.


    Host: Manveen Rana.


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    • 39 min
    Next week: Bring Me Home, a series about Shamima Begum

    Next week: Bring Me Home, a series about Shamima Begum

    All next week Stories of our times will examine the effectiveness of the UK’s policy towards those detained in Syria; discuss de-radicalisation; and look at the dissenting views on the idea of repatriation as the Supreme Court decides whether Begum can return home to contest the removal of her citizenship.
     
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