Shamima Begum’s lawyer has rejected reports the former jihadi bride would decline to cooperate with security forces if she returned to the UK.
She was just 15-years-old when she was groomed by ISIS and travelled to Syria, where she lost three children.
Having publicly disowned the group and now living in a crowded detention camp, the 22-year-old Londoner is trying to get back to her country of birth.
In February, she lost a high court battle to overturn Home Office moves to block her return and revoke her citizenship.
A legal representative who previously represented Ms Begum told Metro.co.uk she would be interrogated repeatedly by security agencies on her return amid suggestions she could attempt to withhold intelligence.
Earlier this week Ms Begum appeared on Good Morning Britain to directly appeal to Boris Johnson for her case to be reviewed.
She accepted she would have to stand trial in the UK but denied reports she was directly involved in terror activity, claiming her only crime was joining the group.
Speaking on camera, she remained coy on what sort of information she would volunteer to security forces on her return.
Asked if she would ‘name names’ and ‘give detailed information about Isis’, she said she would ‘explain to the government how these people work’ and how they radicalise Brits online.
In a direct plea to the prime minister she said: ‘You are clearly struggling with extremism and terrorism and I want to help with giving my own experience, what [terrorists] say, how they persuade people.
‘I think I could help you in your fight against terrorism. You clearly don’t know what you are doing.’
A report citing an unnamed ‘close source’ in the Sun on Sunday claimed ‘she’s made it clear she won’t name any British IS fighters she met in Syria’.
The paper’s source added: ‘Some have survived and the intelligence is so patchy that her evidence would be invaluable. But for her it’s a red line. It won’t help her chances.’
But this was rejected by lawyer Tasnime Akunjee, who said she’d receive intense grilling from several security agencies if she was permitted to leave the camp and return.
He told Metro.co.uk: ‘The problem is that those camps are full of people with gripes with one another, information is next to impossible to verify and tabloids as well as home secretaries take full advantage of that fact to push unsubstantiated claims as gospel truth without attribution.
‘The fact is that anyone being repatriated to their home countries from those camps are extensively interviewed by the Syrian Democratic Forces’ intelligence wing and again by their home countries security services.
‘Then upon return to the UK, SO15 will often interview them again extensively under schedule seven of the Terrorism Act 2000.’
Speaking from the al-Roj camp, she told ITV: ‘I am completely sorry for anyone that has been affected by ISIS, I no way agree or try to justify what they did.
‘It’s not justifiable to kill innocent people in the name of religion. I just want to apologise. I am sorry.’
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