Muslim convert Jack Letts, who is suspected of leaving Britain to join the Islamic state, has been deprived of his British citizenship, it has been reported.
Jack Letts was 18 when he left his home in Oxfordshire in 2014 before marrying to Iraq and moving to Raqqa in Syria. Captured by Kurdish forces while attempting to flee to Turkey in May 2017, the 24-year-old, nicknamed "Jihadi Jack", has since been held in prison in northern Syria.
According to the Mail on Sunday, Letts – which is a double British-Canadian citizen – has had British citizenship revoked, a move that was one of the last actions of the Theresa May government.
A spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior said: "Decisions on deprivation of dual citizenship are based on substantial advice from officials, lawyers and intelligence agencies and all available information. This power is a way in which we can counter the terrorist threat represented by some of the most dangerous individuals and protect our country ".
In an interview with ITV at the start of this year, Letts said he felt British and wanted to return to the UK, but admitted he didn't think it would be likely.
His parents, John Letts, 58, who also has dual British and Canadian citizenship, and his mother, Sally Lane, 57, were sentenced at the Old Bailey in June for a terrorist financing charge in September 2015. The couple, who sent Jack 223 pounds, avoided imprisonment after being sentenced to 15 months in prison, suspended for 12 months.
Speaking later, they stressed their commitment to helping their son return home and stressed that "he is still a British citizen".
The last decision follows a move of the then house secretary Sajid Javid to strip Shamima Begum of her British citizenship in February, after the nineteen-year-old showed up in a refugee camp in Syria before the fall of the # 39; Isis self-proclaimed territorial caliphate.
Begum was one of the three girls from Bethnal Green, in east London, who left the United Kingdom at the age of 15 in February 2015 and traveled to Syria to live under ISIS.
Under international law, a person can be deprived of citizenship by a government only if he does not leave the stateless person.
It was thought that Begum could have a complaint in Bangladesh because of his family background, something denied by Bangladesh officials.