German Woman Sentenced to Death in Iraq for Joining ISIS

Published January 21st, 2018 - 02:00 GMT
She is the first foreign woman to be sentenced to death in Iraq for joining the militant group (AFP/File)
She is the first foreign woman to be sentenced to death in Iraq for joining the militant group (AFP/File)

An Iraqi court said on Sunday that it had condemned a German woman to death finding her guilty of belonging to ISIS.

The unknown woman, of Moroccan origin, was sentenced to death by hanging.

She was sentenced for providing "logistical support and helping the terrorist group to carry out crimes," said Abdel Settar Bayraqdar, a spokesman for the court.

The woman was caught by Iraqi forces during the battle of Mosul last year, the spokesman said, declining to identify her by name.

She is the first foreign woman to be sentenced to death in Iraq for joining the militant group.

She can appeal the sentence, the spokesman said.

!She confessed that she traveled with her two daughters from Germany to Syria and then joined [ISIS] in Iraq," he said.

In September 2017, an Iraqi court sentenced to death by hanging a Russian man after finding him guilty of fighting for ISIS.

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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