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Iraq's Criminal Court sentences French woman to life for joining ISIS

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Iraq's Criminal Court sentenced a French woman to life in jail for joining ISIS terrorist group.

Melina Boughedir was arrested in Mosul in 2017 and was sentenced in last February to seven months in prison for "illegal" entry into the country and was set to be deported back to France, but another court ordered her re-trial under Iraq's anti-terrorist law.


French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that Boughedir is a terrorist fought against Iraq, so she should be tried in Iraq.


She was found guilty on Sunday of belonging to ISIS.