Shamima Begum appoints human rights lawyer, 79, who represented hate preacher Abu Qatada

Mail Online | 4/15/2019 | Arthur Martin for the Daily Mail
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Shamima Begum is being represented by one of the UK's top human rights lawyers whose past clients include hate preacher Abu Qatada.

Gareth Peirce, once described as the lawyer of choice 'for every accused jihadist and IRA suspect', took on the case last week.

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The 79-year-old, who was educated at Cheltenham Ladies College and Oxford University, is now also currently representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his battle against extradition to the US after his arrest last week.

The solicitor made her name representing the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four – two groups of Irishmen falsely convicted of IRA bombings in UK pubs in 1974.

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

Other clients included Moazzam Begg, who was held at Guantanamo Bay for nearly three years, and the family of Jean Charles de Menezes.

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