A legal bid by former Ireland Self-Defense Force member Lisa Smith to reduce terrorism-related charges against her will continue at the Special Criminal Court on Wednesday.
A pre-trial application, made under section 4.e of the Criminal Procedure Act, to bring a case against her is expected to close on Wednesday.
Defensive line, led by Michael O’Higgins SC, made an application on monday to have the case dismissed on the grounds that there was not enough evidence to convict her of any crime.
Sean Gillane SC believes that the prosecution has maintained there is enough evidence to proceed.
The hearing was adjourned for Tuesday and will resume Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at SCC.
The media could not report details of Tuesday’s hearing.
If the application is not successful, a trial will be conducted and is likely to last for 12 weeks.
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Ms. Smith appeared in court throughout the application, arriving on Tuesday in a dark coat and covered black face.
The case received widespread attention in 2019 when it was reported that Smith, a former Air Force soldier who worked on Government jets, had been detained in Syria for alleged involvement in the conflict. contact with IS.
Smith was arrested at Dublin airport in 2019 on suspicion of terrorism offenses after returning from Turkey in November with their young daughter.
She came to Syria a few years ago after converting to Islam.
Smith was charged under Section Six of the Criminal Justice (Terrorism) Act 2005, so joining a foreign illegal organization is an offence.
It is alleged that from October 28, 2015 to December 1, 2019 at a location outside the State, she was a member of a terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State.
She has also been accused of sponsoring terrorism, by sending 800 euros in support by Western Union money transfer to a named individual in 2015.
She has denied the allegations.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8226971/alleged-is-member-lisa-smith-terror-charges-court/ Accused IS member Lisa Smith tries to refute charges that will continue tomorrow in Special Criminal Court