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Irish Muslim accused of funding ISIS refused bail

The judge said the refusal was necessary.
May 26th 2017, 6:36 PM 19,195 0

AN IRISH MUSLIM accused of funding ISIS has been refused bail at the High Court.

Justice Aileen Donnelly delivered her judgement this evening saying the refusal of bail is necessary under Section 2A of the Bail Act, having heard evidence from Chief Superintendent Dominic Hayes. The section allows a Chief Superintendent to give evidence that the refusal of bail is necessary to prevent the commission of a serious offence.

Hasan Bal (25), formerly living at an address at O’Connell St in Waterford, faces charges of providing funding for a foreign terrorist group on 2 October 2015, and attempting to collect funding for a foreign terrorist group on 23 October 2015.

In an aside at the High Court, barrister for the State John Berry BL said that the book of evidence in relation to the charges against Mr Bal will be served in one month.

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