Lisa Smith Expected To Be Questioned Over The Next Two Days

Nellie Chapman
December 3, 2019

Smith flew into Dublin with her two-year-old daughter after being deported from Turkey.

More recently, Ms Smith was living in a Kurdish-controlled refugee camp in Syria.

The 38-year-old is being questioned by gardai (Irish police) after she was arrested at Dublin Airport on Sunday following her arrival from Turkey. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu in a statement had said that the Islamic State terrorists were kept in Turkey as if it was a 'hotel.' The Turkish Minister further said that the deportations would take place, irrespective of the revocation of citizenships of the Islamic State fighters. But Dublin has said it accepted the right of Smith and her daughter - an Irish citizen by virtue of her mother's nationality - to return to Ireland.

'A teen, additionally an Irish citizen, was as soon as in the corporate of the feminine and is now being cared for by family contributors'.

He said that Ms Smith has a "very strong case to make".

Photos of her arrival confirmed her lined in a red blanket as she was as soon as taken from the plane in heavy rain.

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Another Dublin passenger, who asked not to be named, said he recognised her straight away.

The Irish Times say her likely defence to charges will surround the definition of the word "membership".

'A multi-agency network is in plan here comprising agency personnel who select on an ongoing foundation with global colleagues in relation to emerging practice in relation to the complex be concerned of radicalisation.

She has said the father of her youngster was as soon as a suspected member of IS who died final one year.

"An Garda Siochana and the Director of Public Prosecutions are responsible for criminal investigations based on facts and evidence in all cases and it would not be appropriate for me to comment on those matters", Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said in a statement yesterday.

Several European governments have resisted the repatriation of citizens who joined the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, because of the potential security risk. She resigned that year, shortly after giving a newspaper interview about her decision to convert, saying she had become disillusioned with a lifestyle of drink, drugs and partying.

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