MANILA–The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested a woman allegedly involved in the recruitment of foreigners into the country for terrorist activities and spreading radical Islamic extremism through the use of the internet and social media.
Justice Secretary Vita-liano Aguirre II and NBI Director Dante Gierran on Wednesday presented Karen Aizha Hamidon, 36, to the media, who was arrested at her residence in Taguig City following a search operation conduc-ted by the National Bureau of Investigation-Counter Terrorism Division on October 11.
Hamidon is now facing 14 counts for violation of Article 138 of the Revised Penal Code (inciting to rebellion or insurrection) in relation to Section 6 of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Republic Act of 2012) before the Department of Justice.
“Under the law to prove conspiracy you have to prove that there was an agreement to commit the crime of rebellion and re-bellion was actually exe-cuted. But in this case, I believe although she was not fighting with the ISIS or Maute group in Marawi the action of the subject clearly denotes that she was in conspiracy with the rebels,” Aguirre said. PNA