Lisa Smith In Tears As She Begins 15-Month-Sentence For ISIS Membership

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Lisa Smith has received a fifteen month long prison sentence for being a member of the terror group, ISIS.

The former defence forces member was convicted of the charge earlier this year, following what was described as a ‘novel and complex‘ trial.

Despite being convicted of a crime that could have seen her receive an eight year prison stint, Ms. Smith was allowed to remain on bail until today.

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However at her sentence hearing a few weeks ago, Mr. Justice Tony Hunt told her not to take any ‘false comfort‘ from the fact she wasn’t taken into custody.

The 40-year-old who spent ten years in the Irish army before leaving on religious grounds after converting to Islam, was sentence on Friday morning.

Her barrister pleaded with the judges not to send her to prison, but the court felt it had to issue jail time and they hoped it would also deter others from supporting similarly dangerous organisations like ISIS.

Mr Justice Hunt said there was insufficient evidence to justify a fully suspended sentence and he also refused to allow her remain on bail until she appeals her sentence.

The mother-of-one was in tears as she was being led away to begin her sentence.