Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad:Written question - 12905

(Cardiff South and Penarth)

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Asked on: 05 February 2020
Home Office
Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to monitor UK citizens in prison in northern Syria who are believed to have been supporting or fighting with ISIS.
Answered by: Brandon Lewis
Answered on: 12 February 2020

We recognise that the situation in northern Syria is fragile and complex. We are continuing to work closely with international partners and partners in the region to address issues associated with foreign terrorist fighters. It would not be appropriate to comment further on the monitoring of UK-linked individuals in detention in northern Syria.

The Government’s position remains that those who have fought for or supported Daesh should, wherever possible, face justice for their crimes in the most appropriate jurisdiction, which will often be in the region where their offences have been committed. Any decision in relation to the continued detention, transfer or prosecution of detainees is ultimately a matter for authorities under whose jurisdiction the individuals are detained or located.

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