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Wife of Martin Place shooter has bail revoked

9News.com.au 9News.com.au 22/12/2014
The widow of Sydney siege gunman has had her bail revoked and will be held in custody following a hearing at Downing Centre Local Court. © AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts The widow of Sydney siege gunman has had her bail revoked and will be held in custody following a hearing at Downing Centre Local Court.

The widow of the Sydney siege gunman has had her bail revoked and will be held in custody following a hearing at Downing Centre Local Court.

Prosecutors made the argument that comments made by Amirah Droudis in a YouTube video were reason enough to have her bail revoked.

In the video, which she recorded with her husband Man Monis, she made a series of extreme comments.

The court was told that the judge who initially granted her bail may not have been aware of all of the circumstances and of the risk to the community.

She has been charged with the murder of Monis's ex-wife and has been on bail for 12 months.

Noleen Hayson Pal was stabbed 18 times and set on fire in the stairwell of an apartment building in Werrington in Western Sydney.

Ms Droudis was reportedly calm when the decision was read out. She was handcuffed and taken to Silverwater Remand Centre.

She has remained silent in the wake of the Martin Place tragedy that claimed two innocent lives.

NSW Attorney-General Brad Hazzard had asked the Director of Public Prosecutions to review the original bail decision.

"The charges laid against Amirah Droudis are extremely serious and her alleged actions involve a murder," Mr Hazzard said in a statement last week.

"On behalf of our community I want to know whether every aspect of her being on bail has been examined in all possible detail."

The review comes after questions were raised as to why gunman Monis was also out on bail on accessory to murder and 40 counts of sexual assault.

The case has been adjourned and Ms Droudis will return before the court on February 27.

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