Irish ‘ISIS bride’ Lisa Smith facing additional terrorism-related charges

Irish ‘ISIS bride’ Lisa Smith facing additional terrorism-related charges

IRISH ‘ISIS Bride’ Lisa Smith is reportedly facing additional terrorism-related charges. 

A former Defence Forces member, Ms Smith converted to Islam in 2016 before travelling to Syria to join up IS forces. 

She later wound up in a detention camp for ISIS affiliates in Syria along with her two-year-old daughter, befor eeventually  fleeing to Turkey. 

Following protracted discussions within the Irish government, Smith was finally brought back to Ireland in December 2019 and charged with foreign terrorist offences and membership of a terrorist group. 

Currently released on bail, Smith is already facing up to 10 years in prison. 

Now, as the Irish Examiner reports, she is facing an additional charge of terrorist financing. 

The charge relates to an offence alleged to have been committed by the 38-year-old within the Irish state in 2015 involving the transfer of 800 euros via a Western Union account. 

Smith was informed of the charges at a court appearance in Dublin. 

She is due to return in a week’s time, where she will be served with the book of evidence related to the charge.  

Smith has always denied being a member of the so-called Islamic State and has repeatedly insisted she was a sympathiser rather than supporter. 

She is currently out of prison on strict bail conditions that require her to sign in at a Garda station twice daily from 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm. 

She must also obey a curfew that requires her to remain indoors from 8pm to 7am and is banned from accessing the internet or any form of social media.