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Fahad Hashmi

It was in June 2006 when he was preparing to travel to Pakistan from London’s Heathrow airport that Fahad Hashmi was stopped by a British police officer at passport control and escorted to a private room by law enforcement personnel. He was told he was being arrested for extradition to America. Fahad was detained in the […]

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Abid Naseer

Abid Naseer was one of twelve people arrested in 2009 by the North-West Counter-Terrorism Unit on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack at the Trafford Centre, a large shopping mall on the outskirts of the city of Manchester. Most of the men arrested were Pakistani students based at various universities across the North West of […]

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M2

M2 is in his late twenties. He comes from a large family who run a business selling agricultural equipment in Afghanistan. M2 was born in Afghanistan and came to the UK seeking asylum as unaccompanied minor. With time, he was granted Indefinite Leave to remain and then British citizenship in 2011. He went to college […]

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X2

The case of X2’s citizenship deprivation is at the time of writing pending in the Special Immigration Appeals Commission. X2 is a British born man whose parents are Moroccan-born but since several decades British citizens. In February 2017 SIAC held a hearing [X2 Ruling 22 02 2017] considering two primary issues regarding X2’s citizenship deprivation; […]

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L2

L2 was stripped of his British citizenship in 2013 while in Nigeria. In 2013, L2 lost his British passport in Nigeria and applied for a new one. This is when the Home Secretary signed an order removing his British citizenship. At the time of writing L2 was challenging this decision in the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC). […]

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Asiyah and kids

Asiyah is a young mother and recent divorcee. Her former husband had been arrested a few times, including for robbery and murder but never charged and released on bail. He was complaining to Asiyah that the MI5 were ‘harassing’ him and in 2013 decided to leave the UK saying that they were ‘making life difficult […]

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Aaden

Aaden first came to the UK as a minor accompanied by an agent, seeking asylum. He had an uncle in the UK but before he could live with him he was placed in a house together with other underage kids in Kent for a few months. Having left everything behind in Somalia, the first few […]

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AHK

AHK is a political figure who has been actively working against Sadam Hussein’s government in Iraq, in collaboration with the US State. In 2007, he was refused naturalisation on the grounds of ‘good character’. The decision was based on closed evidence and his appeal was deemed unsuccessful in 2015. AHK is born in Iraq and […]

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ZG & SA

We include two case studies that exemplify successful appeals against the refusal of naturalisation. These cases have taken a decade and a half from the point of the first application for naturalisation in 2000 to the final judgement reached by SIAC in favour of their naturalisation appeal. In 2000, two citizens of Turkey (one of […]

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HN

  HN is a Colombian man in his late 50s who was refused naturalisation in 2006 due to his association with the Colombian group ‘FARC’. His appeal was dismissed in 2015. HN initially came to the UK in 1995 and claimed asylum, which was refused to him. He stayed in the UK and requested refugee […]

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ARM

ARM is an Iranian national who have lived in the UK since 2000. In 2006 he was refused naturalisation and his subsequent appeals have been dismissed. ARM has a wife and British children. ARM is an Iranian citizen in his late 50’s who came to the UK as an asylum seeker with his wife and […]

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AA

AA is a national of Algeria who was refused naturalisation to become a British citizen in 2010 because he did not meet the requirement of ‘good character’. AA first came to the UK in 1995 and five years later, in June 2010, he unsuccessfully applied for naturalisation. In June 2010, he received a letter stating […]

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AHK & Others

These cases are part of the AHK, AM, AS and FM (often referred to as AHK and Others) versus Secretary of State for the Home Department. Each of the four appellants (AHK, AM, AS and FM) brought a claim for judicial review to challenge the refusal of their application for naturalisation. Their claims came to […]

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Babar Ahmad

After 11 years of imprisonment, Babar Ahmad became the longest serving UK prisoner detained without charge. Arrested in 2004 Babar spent eight years in detention without trial before being extradited to the USA in 2012. He was finally released in 2015. In the early hours of a day in December 2003 Babar Ahmad woke to […]

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Talha Ahsan

Talha Ahsan is a British poet, translator and human rights campaigner. After six years in detention without trial in the UK Talha was extradited to a ‘supermax’ prison in the USA in 2012 where he was kept in solitary confinement until he entered into a plea-bargain in December 2013. ‘As time went along, the magnitude […]

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Mahdi Hashi

Mahdi Hashi is a former Brit who lost his citizenship in 2012, while in Somalia. He was then rendered from Somalia to the US and held in solitary confinement for three years. Hashi took a plea bargain for terrorism charges. In January 2016 he was sentenced to nine years in prison in the USA for supporting […]

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Bilal, Shanaz and kids

Bilal and Shanaz came to the UK as an asylum seekers in the end of 1990s. They are of Kurdish background and live together with their children in a detached house in a leafy suburb in the UK. Bilal and his whole family have been subjected to a number of measures including passport removals, Prevent […]

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Mohammed

Since he was 21 years old, Mohammed has frequently been approached by the MI5 to become an informant. In 2012, he was interrogated and held in what he believes to be a CIA black site in Oman. His passport was removed from him in 2014. Mohammed has mental health problems resulting from his experiences. ‘Do […]

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Amir

Amir is a British citizen who after years of being politicised and involved in spreading Islam in the public forum and through the Dawah had his passport removed from him in the spring of 2015, after over a year of various problems with the police and MI5 including Schedule 7 stops, house raids and being […]

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