Two suspected ISIS terrorists should be tried in the UK
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Supreme Court justices have been told that two suspected IS terrorists should be tried in the UK, rather than the US.
El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey are suspected of being part of a four-man terror cell in Syria, known as The Beatles because of their British accents, who are responsible for killing a number of high-profile Western captives.
The pair were raised in the UK but have since been stripped of the citizenship.
They were both captured in January 2018, sparking an international dispute over whether they should be returned to the UK for a trial, or face justice elsewhere.
Elsheikh’s mother, Maha Elgizouli, has challenged the decision of Sajid Javid, the former home secretary, to share evidence with US authorities without seeking assurances that the men would not receive the death penalty if they were convicted over there.
She is appealing against the High Court decision in January that concluded that Mr Javid’s decision was not unlawful.
At a Supreme Court hearing in London, Edward Fitzgerald QC said: “Mrs Elgizouli is solely concerned to protect her son from the death penalty.
Source: Sky News