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Dad of Northern Ireland woman Lorna Moore jailed over Isis plot slams 'miscarriage of justice'

By Staff Reporter

The father of a Co Tyrone woman convicted of failing to report to authorities that her husband had gone to Syria to join Isis has claimed his daughter is the victim of a "miscarriage of justice".

Lorna Moore (34), who was originally from Omagh but was more recently living in Walsall in the West Midlands, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison on Monday.

But yesterday, her father Noel Moore, from Mountjoy, also in Co Tyrone, said his daughter was wrongly convicted.

He told the BBC that she was unaware of her husband's intentions and did not deserve her custodial sentence.

"It was a miscarriage of justice - it couldn't be anything else," Mr Moore said.

"My daughter didn't know where the man was going. She didn't know that the man was going to go away. He didn't come back home after a week of holidays.

"How would you be feeling if it happened to your daughter? It's a very difficult time, what else could it be?"

Trainee mathematics teacher Moore converted to Islam in 2002 after a Protestant upbringing in Northern Ireland. A court was told she wanted to travel to Syria with her three children, including a baby that was at the time 11 months old.

Her husband, Sajid Aslam (34), was part of a network that responded to an Isis call for volunteers in 2014.

Despite her claims of innocence, Moore was convicted of planning to take her children to the warzone earlier this week.

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