Communication relating to Aqsa Mahmood: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

Please provide me with all communications, notes and information relating to Aqsa Mahmood who fled Scotland to join ISIS in Syria in November 2013.


I have attached a copy of most of the information you requested.

An exemption(s) under section(s), section 3(2)(a)(ii) and section 30(c) of FOISA applies to some the information you have requested.

Our aim is to provide information whenever possible. However, in this instance, some of the information you have requested is not held by the Scottish Government for the purposes of FOISA because we received it in confidence from the UK Government. This means that, under the terms of section 3(2)(a) (ii) of FOISA, we are unable to disclose it in response to your request. However, you may wish to submit a new request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) to Home office at who should be able to help you further.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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