Terror charge over Vic prison stabbing

Karen Sweeney
·1-min read

A woman serving a decades-long jail sentence has been charged with engaging in a terrorist act in prison.

Momena Shoma is two years into a 42-year prison sentence in Melbourne's Dame Phyllis Frost women's prison.

Federal police charged the 27-year-old on Wednesday over a stabbing at the Ravenhall jail on October 30.

She faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday on a single charge of engaging in a terrorist act.

Another female inmate, also 27, suffered a hand injury.

Prosecutors have until February next year to put together their evidence against Shoma.

Magistrate Carolyn Burnside foreshadowed that given the serious nature of the charge she would be unlikely to face trial before 2023.