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Iraq's Abadi says ISIS-linked foreigners to be tried under Iraqi law

Haider Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Tuesday that foreign terrorists linked with ISIS will be held accountable under Iraqi law.

"Foreign terrorists will be held accountable under Iraqi law," Abadi told a weekly press conference at his office in Baghdad.

He added that Iraqi authorities asked for full information about the detainees in the Kurdistan region.

 

On Sunday, France announced it would intervene if a French jihadist were condemned to death in Iraq or Syria, Reuters quoted the country’s justice minister Nicole Belloubet as saying.

The possibility of such an event has arisen after an Iraqi court this month sentenced to death a German woman of Moroccan origin for membership of ISIS.

The European Union has a long-standing policy against capital punishment and all member nations have abandoned the practice.

 

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