Australia: Adelaide Nursing Student ‘Member of ISIS’

A woman in Adelaide who was studying to be a nurse has been found guilty of being a member of ISIS.

The Supreme Court in Australia returned a verdict of guilt against Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif this week, after only three hours of deliberations.

The woman is 23.

Abdirahman-Khalif had pleaded not guilty to membership of a terrorist organization.
She had pleaded not guilty.

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An Adelaide woman has been found guilty of membership of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group in South Australia’s first terrorism trial.

A Supreme Court jury returned their verdict against Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif today after three hours of deliberations.

The 23-year-old and her supporters did not show any emotion as the guilty verdict was handed down.

Her lawyer, Bill Boucaut SC, asked for a six-week adjournment to obtain reports before a sentencing hearing, while Justice David Peek said she could be required to give evidence.

Abdirahman-Khalif’s supporters, who were present each day of the trial, covered their faces and said they did not wish to speak to waiting media in a fiery exchange outside court.

When asked if they accept the jury’s verdict, one responded: “You ask her yourself, don’t ask me… Am I working? Am I getting paid? You get paid, you go and ask,” while another told reporters she was not a terrorist.

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