Iraq Court Sentences 212 Daesh Terrorists to Death, 815 Tried Since They Were Driven Out of Mosul

Published April 18th, 2018 - 04:00 GMT
Daesh Terrorists in Iraq: The days of free-wheeling are over (AFP/ File Photo)
Daesh Terrorists in Iraq: The days of free-wheeling are over (AFP/ File Photo)

An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced 212 convicted Daesh terrorists to death, according to Iraq’s Supreme Judiciary Council.

In a statement, council spokesman Abdul Sattar Bayrakdar said that 815 people had been tried for Daesh links since the terrorist group was driven from the city of Mosul late last year.

This figure includes the 212 recently sentenced to death, 150 imprisoned for life, 341 who received limited jail sentences, and 112 acquitted of charges.

According to Bayrakdar, all the defendants received public trials in line with Iraqi law.

Meanwhile, roughly 1,400 women and children -- the wives and children of suspected Daesh members -- are being held at detention centers in northern Iraq.

Last summer, Iraqi forces liberated Mosul from Daesh -- which overran much of Iraq in mid-2014 -- after a grueling nine-month military campaign.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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