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Iraqi court sentences ISIS militant to death over slaughtering civilians

The Criminal Court of Nineveh handed down, Wednesday, death sentence to a member of ISIS terrorist group, who has been involved in crimes against a number of civilians in Sinjar.

 

In a statement, Judge Abdul-Sattar al-Birqdar, spokesman for the Supreme Judicial Council said that the court sentenced ISIS affiliated member, nicknamed as Al-Muhajir "the immigrant".

The convicted admitted to slaughtering a number of civilian men and women  in Sinjar district as well as fighting against the Iraqi security and military forces in Mosul," Birqdar said.

Iraqi courts have sentenced tens of Islamic State members to death over joining the militant group.

The exact number of detained ISIS militants is still unknown, however, it’s estimated to be at thousands. It’s also unclear how many members are likely to face death sentences.

 

Moreover, the Iraqi government did not provide estimates about number of the foreign detained militants or those who have Arab or Iraqi origins.

 

Iraq’s anti-terrorism law empowers courts to convict people who are believed to have helped jihadists even if they are not accused of carrying out attacks.

 

Experts estimate that Iraq is holding 20,000 people in jail over suspected ISIS membership. There is no official figure.

Last Modified: Wednesday، 25 July 2018 02:05 PM
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