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Ireland Gardaí waiting as Isil bride Lisa Smith to return home with child today

09:25  30 november  2019
09:25  30 november  2019 Source:   independent.ie

Human rights experts express 'grave concern' for Isil bride Smith and child

  Human rights experts express 'grave concern' for Isil bride Smith and child Human rights experts from the United Nations have expressed "grave concern" for the safety of Irish Isil bride Lisa Smith and her young daughter. In a statement issued through the UN's Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, the special rapporteurs on torture, arbitrary detention and violence against women, expressed their fears over the mental and physical welfare of Ms Smith and her daughter Rakeya. They said Ms Smith may face ill treatment while in custody in Turkey and that her daughter is also in a highly vulnerable situation.

Lisa Smith . Photo: Tom Conachy. Ms Smith 's family in Dundalk, Co Louth, have been in contact with her by phone as she waits in a Syrian safe house to be "The mother has said that if and when Lisa comes home she will be investigated by gardaí , and they have no problem whatsoever with that.

Lisa Smith before she turned to Islam. She was detained by US troops in northern Syria last month Smith has previously spent a decade as a soldier in the Irish Army and then the Air Corps – evening Last month, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Lisa can return home and authorities will ensure she “isn’t

a person wearing a hat: Lisa Smith Lisa Smith

Isil sympathiser Lisa Smith is due to arrive back in Dublin this afternoon with her two-year-old daughter.

Plans have been finalised to bring her home back on a commercial flight after weeks of negotiations between Irish and Turkish officials.

A group of Department of Foreign Affairs officials and a couple of members of the Army Ranger Wing flew to Turkey yesterday and will accompany Ms Smith back home today.

a close up of a person wearing a mask: Lisa Smith talks to the BBC in July 2019 Lisa Smith talks to the BBC in July 2019

After she arrives at the airport, she will be met by Garda anti-terrorist officers and be voluntarily taken away for interview or, if she does not agree, she will be arrested under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act. The questioning will form a key part of a lengthy investigation by the Garda Special Branch and military intelligence into Ms Smith's background and activities.

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

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

"Irish jihadi bride Lisa Smith evacuated from Baghuz named as ex-soldier who served on As an Isil bride , officers consider Ms Smith to be a sympathiser rather than a fighter with Isil and this is But she regrets her decision and wants to return to Ireland, particularly for the sake of her young daughter.

ISIL bride Lisa Smith is “willing to testify, to talk to anyone to clear her name”, according to Dundalk Councillor Peter Fitzpatrick, who says she is desperate to get home . Cllr Fitzpatrick, acting as a spokesperson for Lisa Smith ’s family, said that they have no problem with her being investigated

Leo Varadkar wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

The investigation is focusing on her movements since she travelled to Syria in 2015. Discussions on her return from Turkey were continuing late last night. It was expected she would arrive back home this afternoon, but sources said there could be minor delays that could cause her return to be postponed until tomorrow.

The Army Ranger Wing members will look after the safety of Ms Smith and her child as she is taken to the airport and then flown back here. As soon as Ms Smith arrives home, gardaí will take control.

a close up of a child wearing a hat talking on a cell phone: Former Irish soldier Lisa Smith Former Irish soldier Lisa Smith

It is likely that her daughter will be placed in the care of Ms Smith's family in Dundalk unless there are objections from Tusla, the child and family agency. Members of the family have been in regular contact with the department.

'Evidence of the state is inherently weak', says Lisa Smith's lawyer as his client continues to be quizzed by gardaí

  'Evidence of the state is inherently weak', says Lisa Smith's lawyer as his client continues to be quizzed by gardaí 'Evidence of the state is inherently weak', says Lisa Smith's lawyer as his client continues to be quizzed by gardaí"We believe that Lisa has a very strong case to make and is making that case," said human rights lawyer Darragh Mackin, speaking on RTE's Morning Ireland.

ISIL bride Lisa Smith faces being arrested as soon she steps off the plane from Turkey later this month. Gardaí have almost completed a substantial Ms Smith is likely to be detained under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, which allows gardaí to hold her for questioning without

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that plans have been put in place to care for Lisa Smith 's child when she and her daughter are returned to Ireland. Ms Smith travelled to Syria in 2016 to join the so-called Islamic State group.

a woman posing for a picture: Lisa Smith Lisa Smith

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, speaking yesterday at the Garda College in Templemore at a passing-out ceremony, said that plans were in place to ensure the little girl was in good care, but said the case of Ms Smith was a "tricky situation".

Ms Smith will be questioned about her suspected engagement in terrorist activities overseas and can be charged under the Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act 2005.

Ms Smith (38), who is from Dundalk, is a former member of the Defence Forces and at one stage worked on the Government Jet as a member of the Air Corps. Other options for flying her home on the Government Jet or on an Air Corps Casa craft were also considered, but it was decided to use a commercial flight. 

The Turkish authorities have been anxious to remove foreign fighters from their country since they were moved there after being detained in Syria.

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Lisa Smith charged and to appear in Dublin court on suspicion of terrorist offences .
Lisa Smith charged and to appear in Dublin court on suspicion of terrorist offences . Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_4fef4a26-952d-48b6-8f2d-d14448e2dd7d").all(); }); The 38-year-old, from Dundalk, Co Louth, was taken into custody after landing at Dublin Airport.She was being quizzed at Kevin Street Garda Station.

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