ISIS Bride Lisa Smith remanded in custody for four weeks ahead of court hearing
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ISIS Bride Lisa Smith remanded in custody for four weeks ahead of court hearing

IRELAND’S ISIS bride, Lisa Smith, will spend Christmas and New Year behind bars after being remained in custody for a period of four weeks.

The former Defence Forces employee, who in 2016 converted to Islam before travelling to Syria to join up IS forces, has already been charged with membership of a terrorist jihadist organisation, the so -called Islamic State.

Ms Smith was charged after an initial hearing last Wednesday, December 4, which came two days after her long-awaited return to Ireland.

Prior to her rescue, Ms. Smith had been held in a detention camp for ISIS affiliates in Syria before fleeing to Turkey where she was eventually deported along with her two-year-old daughter.

The charge followed two days of questioning in the custody of An Garda Siochana.

Denied bail at her initial hearing, a week on from that meeting the 38-year-old has been remanded in custody for a further two weeks.

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She will next appear in court on January 8, 2020.

A previous request for bail on behalf of Ms. Smith was denied by president Judge Colin with this latest ruling meaning she will spend the holidays in prison.

Her young daughter is currently residing with Smith’s close relatives.

Ms. Smith could face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.