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Kennington woman guilty of posting social media terror messages

Alaa Esayed Image copyright Ryan Hooper
Image caption Alaa Esayed arriving at the Old Bailey

A woman has pleaded guilty to posting messages on social media promoting terrorism.

Alaa Esayed, 22, an Iraqi national from Kennington, south London, admitted encouraging terrorism and dissemination of a terrorist publication.

The posts were published on Twitter and Instagram between 1 June 2013 and 14 May 2014, the Old Bailey was told.

The number of posts she made was not disclosed but they contained links to terrorist propaganda.

Esayed is due to be sentenced on 18 May, pending medical reports. She was released on bail.

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