Tuesday, 20 February 2018

US and UK talk about fate of Allexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, home secretary says

The US and UK are in talks about what to do with two men from west London who were detained in Syria last month on suspicion of terrorist activity, the home secretary has said.

Amber Rudd said the captured men, Allexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, should go on trial.

They are suspected of being members of an Islamic State cell that killed Western hostages.

The BBC understands the pair have been stripped of their UK citizenship.

Ms Rudd said: "We're absolutely committed to making sure that they are tried.
"These people should face the full force of the law. I can't be drawn at the moment into…where that will take place. But I am certain, because we'll be working with the Americans to ensure this, that they will face justice."

Earlier this month a defence minister said the men should be tried in an international criminal court.

Tobias Ellwood told two newspapers it was important that "terrorists from any origin are transparently and fairly held account for their actions".

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