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Judgement due in Islamic State accused Lisa Smith trial

She was later radicalised online and travelled to Syria where she was a member of ISIS between October 2015 and December 2019, according to the prosecution case.
Eamon Dillon

THE Special Criminal Court is due to hand down a judgement today on former soldier Lisa Smith who is accused of being a member of ISIS and of financing terrorism.

The 40-year-old Dundalk woman pleaded not guilty to both charges and her lawyers applied to have them dropped after the trial came to end in March.

During the lengthy hearings, which began in January, the court heard evidence how Ms Smith left the Army after converting to Islam.

She was later radicalised online and travelled to Syria where she was a member of ISIS between October 2015 and December 2019, according to the prosecution case.

She is also accused of financing terrorism through an €800 Western Union transfer in 2015 to help an ISIS fighter.

She was arrested in 2019 after being deported from Turkey.

The court is due to sit today to deliver a judgement in the case.


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