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Ireland UN Human Rights experts have ‘grave concerns’ over ISIS Bride Lisa Smith’s safety

13:45  23 november  2019
13:45  23 november  2019 Source:   extra.ie

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A group of UN human rights experts have expressed " grave concern " for the welfare of Irish woman Lisa Smith and her child. Ms Smith , who travelled to Syria three years ago to live in the so-called Islamic State is believed to be in Turkey.

UN human rights experts have called on Turkey to ensure the safety and security of Lisa Smith and her infant child - both Irish nationals - who were The exact whereabouts of the mother and child are unknown. The experts express concern that Smith may face ill-treatment in custody and strongly

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Human rights experts from the United Nations (UN) have expressed ‘grave concerns’ over Lisa Smith’s safety in both Ireland and Turkey.

It is believed that the so-called Isis Bride is one of two Irish ‘terrorists’ that will be deported from Turkey in the coming weeks.

The other Irish person is thought to be her daughter.

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She is currently waiting in an area near the Turkish/Syrian border for the final details to be established for her return back to Ireland.

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The UN experts are concerned that Smith will face "ill-treatment" in custody and strongly recommend she is given consular assistance in Turkey. They stress the need to recognise that women and children associated with ISIS may have been subjected to serious human rights violations and

The woman, Lisa Smith , has been described in press reports as a supporter of the ISIL terror group, and former member of the Irish military. The UN experts expressed concern about the vulnerability of the infant, and that Ms. Smith may be facing ill-treatment in custody.

As her impending return to Ireland looms closer, UN human rights experts have advised both Irish and Turkish governments to ensure that Lisa Smith is safe as she may face ‘ill-treatment in custody’.

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The UN is also concerned about the safety of her two-year-old daughter.

‘The vulnerability of this infant is particularly worrying,’ they said.

‘There is a compelling obligation to protect her well-being in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child to which Turkey and Ireland are both parties’.

The UN also argued that Lisa Smith should be given consular assistance.

While it is still unclear when Lisa Smith will arrive back on Irish soil, it is believed that Gardai will arrest her for questioning as soon as she is home.

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UN human rights experts have expressed fears for the safety of Irish IS supporter Lisa Smith ’ s infant daughter raising the prospect that she could UN human rights experts have expressed fears 'The ideology doesn't just go away,' Dundalk Muslim woman expresses fears over Lisa Smith return.

The experts express concern that Ms. Smith may face ill-treatment in custody and strongly There are grave concerns about the physical and mental health of Ms. Smith and her daughter. They stress the need to recognise that women and children associated with ISIS may have been subjected

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Earlier this month, members of the Irish Defence Forces were deployed to an area near the border between Turkey and Syria in an attempt to bring Smith home.

A friend of Lisa Smith raised concerns about her return to Ireland earlier this week, telling Newstalk’s Pat Kenny she may bring her ‘ideology’ back with her.

Carol Duffy said: ‘I think we should chuck her out.

‘Legally we could not stop her from praying but we will not allow her to participate in classes in the mosque or community centre. We don’t want that ideology.’

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Lisa Smith, 38, left Ireland in 2015 to join ISIS after apparently being radicalised here.

Ms Smith has been seeking repatriation for herself and her daughter for a number of years.

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