Shamima Begum appoints human rights lawyer, 79, who represented hate preacher Abu Qatada, Julian Assange and former IRA suspects the Birmingham Six

  • Lawyer Gareth Peirce, 79, is representing Shamima Begum in citizenship battle
  • Peirce made her title representing the Birmingham Six and the Guildford 4
  • She can be representing one other household of an IS terrorist with citizenship revoked

Shamima Begum is being represented by one of many UK’s high human rights attorneys whose previous shoppers embrace hate preacher Abu Qatada.

Gareth Peirce, as soon as described because the lawyer of selection ‘for each accused jihadist and IRA suspect’, took on the case final week.

The 79-year-old, who was educated at Cheltenham Women School and Oxford College, is now additionally presently representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his battle towards extradition to the US after his arrest final week.

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The solicitor made her title representing the Birmingham Six and Guildford 4 – two teams of Irishmen falsely convicted of IRA bombings in UK pubs in 1974. 

Gareth Peirce, 79, took on the case final week. She was educated at Cheltenham Women School and Oxford College

Shamima Begum (above) is being represented by Gareth Peirce, once described as the lawyer of choice ‘for every accused jihadist and IRA suspect’. Pierce's past clients include hate preacher Abu Qatada

Shamima Begum (above) is being represented by Gareth Peirce, as soon as described because the lawyer of selection ‘for each accused jihadist and IRA suspect’. Pierce’s previous shoppers embrace hate preacher Abu Qatada

She additionally represented Judith Ward, who was wrongfully convicted of the M62 coach bombing.

Different shoppers included Moazzam Begg, who was held at Guantanamo Bay for practically three years, and the household of Jean Charles de Menezes. 

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The Brazilian electrician was mistaken for an Islamist terrorist and shot lifeless by police at Stockwell Tube station within the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings in 2005.

In Qatada’s case, she was stated to have pulled off a panoramic coup by submitting an eleventh-hour enchantment to Europe on behalf of her extensively demonised consumer in 2012. 

The transfer wrong-footed Theresa Could, then Dwelling Secretary, and delayed the fanatic’s deportation to Jordan. 

He was ultimately kicked out of Britain the next yr.

Mrs Peirce, who has turned down a CBE for companies to justice, can be representing the household of one other Islamic State terrorist whose British citizenship has been revoked.

Officers imagine El Shafee Elsheikh was a part of a infamous ‘execution cell’ – dubbed The Beatles by their hostages due to their British accents – accountable for the beheading of at the very least 27 Western hostages.

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Elsheikh, 30, was captured final yr and is being held by Western-backed Kurdish forces in Syria. He might face trial within the US this summer time.

Sir Ludovic Kennedy, a campaigner towards miscarriages of justice, devoted a ebook her, calling her ‘the doyenne of British defence attorneys’.

Elsheikh, 30, was captured last year and is being held by Western-backed Kurdish forces in Syria. Officials believe El Shafee Elsheikh was part of a notorious ‘execution cell’ responsible for the beheading of at least 27 Western hostages [File photo]

Elsheikh, 30, was captured final yr and is being held by Western-backed Kurdish forces in Syria. Officers imagine El Shafee Elsheikh was a part of a infamous ‘execution cell’ accountable for the beheading of at the very least 27 Western hostages [File photo]

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