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Swedish woman detained in Iraq over alleged terror links

The Iraqi embassy in Stockholm. Photo: Björn Larsson Ask / SvD / TT

A Swedish woman is awaiting trial in Bahdad, Iraq, and is suspected of having links to the terrorist group ISIS and of staying in the country illegally, the local newspaper reported on Wednesday.

If convicted, she risks up to 20 years in jail or even a death sentence.

The Swedish Foreign Ministry said it was aware of the incident but did not want to share details of the contact it had had with the woman or Iraqi authorities.

"With regard to the individual, we are careful not to give details or confirm what contact we have had in the incident. We don't think that would benefit the situation," Foreign Ministry head of press Patric Nilsson told TV4 channel

The Foreign Ministry would not confirm whether the woman traveled to Iraq independently or with other Swedish nationals.

Last Modified: Wednesday، 31 October 2018 03:14 PM