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Terror suspect Lisa Smith moved to secret location after being freed on bail

Terror suspect Lisa Smith moved to secret location after being freed on bail


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Alleged Islamic State member and former Irish Defence Forces private Lisa Smith has been released from prison after a bail guarantee was accepted by the courts.

Ms Smith was escorted in a white prison van from Limerick Prison at around 4.45pm and transported to an undisclosed location where she was to be met by a family member, a source said.

The escort, which is not usually given to accused persons granted bail, was provided by the prison service for “security reasons”, the source said.

Ms Smith had been granted bail by the High Court, but the District Court rejected an attempt by a third party to lodge an independent surety on the grounds they had previous criminal convictions and were not related to Ms Smith.

Yesterday, a €5,000 surety, of which €1,000 was to be lodged, was accepted by the courts.

Ms Smith was due to lodge €500 of her own money.

Ms Smith (37), whose address cannot be published for legal reasons, was said to be anxious to be reunited with her two-year-old daughter.

The mother-of-one, from Co Louth, is charged that, between October 28, 2015, and last Dec- ember 1, she was a member of an unlawful terrorist group “styling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (Isil), also known as Isis, contrary to the Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act 2005.

As part of strict bail conditions set by the courts, Ms Smith must reside at an address in the northeast and sign on at a garda station twice daily between 10am and 1pm and 3pm and 6pm.

She was also ordered to obey a curfew and must remain indoors from 8pm to 7am.

She cannot leave the jurisdiction or apply for travel documentation.

She must also provide gardai with a contact mobile phone number within 48 hours of taking up her bail.

Ms Smith, who denies the charge against her, has also been banned from accessing the internet or using any social media.

She is further prohibited from having any contact with non-garda witnesses in the case.

Ms Smith, who left Ireland and married after she converted to Islam, was found in a Kurdish-controlled Syrian refugee camp.

After a trek to Turkey with her daughter, they were brought back to Ireland on December 1.

Ms Smith has been remanded to appear before Dublin District Court again on January 8.

Source: Herald