Shamima Begum fled the UK to join ISIS in Syria in 2015 and was stripped of her British citizenship four years later, leaving her trapped in a refugee camp in Rojava
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ISIS bride Shamima Begum fears execution after being told to face charges of terror crimes.
The 22-year-old has lived in Syrian refugee camps after losing her British citizenship after leaving the UK at the age of 15.
She is likely to be prosecuted after officials began investigating her links to ISIS.
Begum was one of three teenage girls who stunned the UK in 2015 when they traveled to Syria to become jihadist brides.
Begum has said she was groomed online before leaving the UK with friends Amira Abase and Kadiza Sultana.
One of the charges Begum faces is that she helped make suicide bombs for ISIS terrorists.
The Rojava region is self-governing and not under the control of the Syrian regime.
Begum’s friends say she has little faith in the justice system there and remains desperate to return to Britain.
A source told The Sun: “Begum has convinced herself that she will pay the ultimate price if she is tried and found guilty of terrorist offenses in Syria. She is very scared and worried.
“She has been told she will face trial in Rojava, probably as one of a group of women charged with terrorist offences.
“She has not been given a date yet, but has been told it will be around September or October. The Rojava authorities are not advocating the death penalty, but that has not convinced her that she will not escape such a punishment. “
Last year, Begum tried to re-enter her passport, but failed in her Supreme Court attempt to come back to Britain to personally fight her case.
Investigators in Rojava are believed to be looking into Begum’s claims, which include her saying she was “not shocked” by seeing heads in trash cans.
Begum insists she “didn’t know ISIS was a death cult” and insists she didn’t mean to hurt anyone.
Attorney Tasnime Akunjee, who has previously performed for Begum, said: “I feel her fears are justified. The justice system there is a bit lean.”