ISIS Beatles trial delayed

8th Jul 2019

The extradition of two suspected ISIS Jihadists, Alexanda Koey and El Shafee Elsheikh has been delayed prompting fears that they will not face trial in the US this summer.

In January 2019, Maha Elgizouli, mother of suspected ISIS member, El Shafee Elsheikh, lost her High Court claim to challenge the UK government’s decision to share evidence with the US authorities without seeking assurances that Mr Elsheikh would not be executed if he is found guilty after a trial in the US.

Mr Kotey and Mr Elsheikh have been detained in Syria for more than 18 months after they were arrested by Kurdish armed forces. Both men had their British citizenship revoked in 2014 and the British authorities have provided limited evidence to the FBI to help prove that the men were members of a terrorist organisation. It has been reported that the FBI are collating evidence to put both men on trial for multiple counts of conspiracy to murder.

In June 2019, Mr Kotey and Mr Elshiekh admitted to being members of a terrorist organisation and Mr Elshiekh also apologised to everyone “affected, directly or indirectly” by his actions.

You can read more of our coverage on this case here.

Categories: Syria, United Kingdom

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