Moutia Elzahed, center, arrives to the Downing Centre district court in Sydney, Friday, May 4, 2018. (Daniel Munoz/AAP Image via AP)
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The wife of an Daesh recruiter gave the militants' single-finger salute outside a Sydney court Friday after becoming the first person convicted under a new state law criminalizing the refusal to stand for a judge.Moutia Elzahed, 50, defiantly remained seated with her arms folded in the Downing Centre Local Court dressed in a black niqab, gown and gloves after magistrate Carolyn Huntsman delivered the landmark decision.She was found guilty of nine charges of disrespectful behavior during previous court hearings she was involved in. The magistrate found Elzahed had repeatedly and intentionally flouted the established court convention in 2016 when she failed to rise for District Court Judge Audrey Balla.
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