Speaking for his family, Renu Begum said they were "sick" by the "bad" comments made by Shamima about ISIS in recent interviews, but wrote, "We, as her family, can not just leave him. " British citizenship is "her only hope of rehabilitation," her sister wrote.
Renu said that when Shamima left Syria in 2015, the family "went on every happy endeavor" to prevent him from reaching the territory of ISIS, but eventually "lost" to "a deadly and misogynistic cult . "
"It was clear to me that his exploits in their hands fundamentally damaged her," Renu wrote. "The situation of Shamima would be something for our British courts to decide."
Shamima told Sky News Thursday, "I would like (British politicians) to re-examine my case with a little compassion in their heart."  "I want to change," he added.