Lisa Smith: Ex-Irish soldier turned IS member 'vulnerable'

7/11/2022 6:25:00 PM

Sentencing was adjourned for Lisa Smith, who was found guilty of membership of the Islamic State group.

The former Irish soldier was described as a 'very vulnerable and damaged person' at a sentencing hearing

Sentencing was adjourned for Lisa Smith, who was found guilty of membership of the Islamic State group.

Lisa Smith, 40, was found to have been a member of the group between 28 October 2015 and 1 December 2019.The Special Criminal Court was told that Smith was dependent, docile, self-effacing and suffering mental health issues as well as post-traumatic stress disorder.

Smith wept in the dock today as the details of her childhood, her time in the army, her conversion to and practice as a Muslim, and her life in Syria were outlined.He said she joined the Irish Army at 19 years of age for security and because she needed money.

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Image source, BRIAN LAWLESS/PA A former Irish Defence Forces soldier who was found guilty of Islamic State (IS) membership was described as "a very vulnerable and damaged person" at a sentencing hearing on Monday.By: Jul 9, 2022, 8:44 PM Listen to this article Kligerman, who drives a part-time schedule for Henderson Motorsports, dominated much of Saturday’s race but found himself in the final stage consistently hounded by Smith for the lead.Image caption, Stephen and Jennifer Chapple were stabbed to death while their children slept upstairs The Attorney General has been asked to review a sentence given to a former soldier who murdered his neighbours while their children slept upstairs.Top British soldiers are training thousands of Ukrainian recruits to become frontline soldiers at four bases across England, it can be revealed.

Lisa Smith, 40, was found to have been a member of the group between 28 October 2015 and 1 December 2019. Smith had converted to Islam, travelled to Syria after terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on Muslims to join the Islamic State. This time, it was Kligerman who out-dueled Smith and edged him by 0. She will be sentenced at a later date. The jail term will now be considered under the . The Special Criminal Court was told that Smith was dependent, docile, self-effacing and suffering mental health issues as well as post-traumatic stress disorder. The win is the third of Kligerman’s career but first since 2017. Her lawyer Michael O'Higgins offered a plea of mitigation on her behalf to the three judges, RTÉ reports. Aged between 18 and 60, many of the recruits are civilians who have never touched a weapon before.

Smith wept in the dock today as the details of her childhood, her time in the army, her conversion to and practice as a Muslim, and her life in Syria were outlined.) Superspeedway. Media caption, Colin Reeves 999 call: 'I've stabbed my neighbours' Reeves called the police shortly after the killings to confess but later denied murder, claiming he was guilty of manslaughter by diminished responsibility. Referring to three psychologists' reports, he said "on a scale of grimness of one to five" Smith's childhood and family background was "four". She witnessed "destructive behaviour" and was "in the midst of a mental health crisis". 75 Chevrolet with a large cloud of smoke. He said she joined the Irish Army at 19 years of age for security and because she needed money. "Only one request is required for us to review whether a sentence is too low. After a six-month induction period which she found "overwhelming", she settled in. “It’s hard to put into words,” Kligerman said. One of the new joiners was a 34-year-old e-commerce manager.

However, she lost her religion and was looking for answers when she converted to Islam, Mr O'Higgins said, although in her quest for knowledge she "did not fully appreciate that her mentor's views were not the norm". 'Appalling and extremely frightening' He outlined to the court the violent and abusive nature of her marriage in Syria. Two years ago, I thought my driving days were done. Follow BBC West on. Mr O'Higgins said "there was shouting and bullying", she was "battered black and blue", pushed, slapped with "an open hand to face, hit with fists, her nose was damaged and she sustained black eyes". He said she was grabbed by the hair, dragged across the room by the hair and her husband, who has since died, would make her eat as "punishment" but also deprive her of food. “It’s unbelievable when you put a talented group of humans together what you can achieve and we are doing this on an absolute fraction of what the trucks were up against. Smith also spent time in the al-Hawl detention centre and other camps, which Mr O'Higgins described as "absolutely appalling and extremely frightening". It typically takes six months to pass basic infantry training for soldiers in the UK; the Ukrainians are set to rotate through the course in a matter of weeks.

They thought she was a disbeliever and there was an undercurrent of fear, he said. I started in road courses and I came into NASCAR thinking, ‘Oh that will be easy’ and it’s taken me more than a decade to get a win. However, he also said Smith "had resilience from her time in the army, her belief in God and that everything in this life is temporary". He asked that in the event of a custodial sentence, her time in the camps, her time on bail and the needs of her child be taken into consideration. We win. He also submitted that the offence was "at the lower end" attracting a maximum sentence of two years. Mr Justice Tony Hunt adjourned sentencing until Friday 22 July. “It was so hard to pass and those final last set of corners are so awkward to try and do something. READ NEXT:.

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