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How difficult is it to prosecute IS returnees?

A pregnant British teenager who travelled to Syria to join IS now says she wants to come home. Shamima Begum was 15 when she joined the terrorist group and says she has no regrets. But if she were to return home, how easy would it be to prosecute her in a British court and could she be rehabilitated? We spoke to Shiraz Maher, Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King's College, London. He began by giving us an assessment of whether Shamima Begum could be de-radicalised based on what she told The Times newspaper.

(Image: Photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of Shamima Begum. Credit: Metropolitan Police)

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