Accused female terror recruiter faces life in jail for allegedly supporting an Islamic State fighter
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A woman accused of recruiting an Islamic State fighter has faced a Melbourne court on terrorism charges.
She is accused of being in contact with an Islamic State terrorist in 2015 and later allegedly helping someone travel overseas to fight with the group.
The 22-year-old from the southeast suburb of Hallam appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday, but cannot be named as she was underage at the time of one of her alleged offences.
Court documents allege she associated with a person promoting or directing activities of Islamic State between February and March 2015.
In June the following year, she is accused of recruiting someone to the terror group, and performing services for a person intending to engage in hostile activity overseas.
The woman appeared in the dock wearing a black hijab and the court was told she required halal food while in custody.
Her lawyer said it was the 22-year-old’s first time behind bars.
She did not apply for bail and was remanded to reappear on June 16 for a committal mention.
The charges against her carry a maximum of life in prison.
Source: Daily Mail