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Man detained by police after winning legal fight for British citizenship released UK news

A man who was being held by the Metropolitan Police – despite winning a court battle to prevent the Home Office from removing him from his citizenship – has been released.

The 37-year-old, known in the proceedings as “N3”, had been locked in a legal battle for more than three years.

His lawyers accused the Interior Ministry of making him stateless when he stripped him of his citizenship in 2017. N3 was in Turkey at the time, where he says he was involved in related humanitarian work to the Syrian war.

N3’s parents won an appeal to have his citizenship restored a year later. Although he traveled to France in an attempt to return home to the UK, he was refused entry because the Home Office had appealed the decision.

After the government’s nationality deprivation order was withdrawn on April 20, he was handed over to UK police and detained under the Terrorism Act 2000.

On Friday he was released without further action and has now returned home.

N3 told Sky News: “I have always expressed my willingness to return to the UK and clear my name of any false claims that have been made against me.

“If the Home Office had allowed me to return home in 2017 or at any time thereafter, I could have convinced the police of my innocence at the time as I did today. ‘hui.

“I am delighted to be reunited with my family and look forward to catching up on the past three and a half years that have been stolen from my family by the Home Office.”

His lawyer, Fahad Ansari, added: “The Home Office did not just illegally deprive my client of his citizenship for more than three years. He also stripped his children of their father, his wife, her husband and her elderly and sick mother. son.

“My client is an innocent man and today he has demonstrated this to the satisfaction of the Metropolitan Police.

“It is a shame for the UK legal system that individuals can be subjected to the maximum penalty for losing their …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-08 03:19:00