KUALA LUMPUR: A single mother has been jailed two years for owning an Islamic State headband.
High Court judge Justice Azman Abdullah yesterday ordered the sentence to take effect from the date of arrest, May 19.
Nor Izatul Farahirah Ismail, 36, had pleaded guilty to a charge of having the terrorism-related item at a house in Desa Pandan here.
The woman from Kelantan is self-employed and has one child.
Charged under Section 130JB(1)(a) of the Penal Code, she could have been jailed up to seven years or fined. Earlier, the court heard that she had bought the headband, along with a few other items, at a Solidarity with Palestine event in Shah Alam.
Nor Izatul Farahirah, represented by a lawyer from the National Legal Aid Foundation, asked to be sent to prison because she could not afford a fine.
In mitigation, she said that she was supporting her child and her father, who is in his 70s. DPP Azlina Rasdi prosecuted.
On Aug 16, the woman was sentenced to five months’ jail by a magistrate’s court for having two identity cards belonging to other people.
She was also sentenced to two years’ jail on the same day by the Sessions Court for forging two identity cards with the intention of passing them off as genuine. — Bernama
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