IRAQ: MORE THAN 300 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR IS LINKS
|Fighters from the Islamic State
April 18, 2018:
Iraqi courts have sentenced to death a total of more than 300 people, including dozens of foreigners, for belonging to the Islamic State group, judicial sources said. (Sources: AFP, 18/04/2018)
The suspects are being tried by two courts, one near the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul in northern Iraq and another in Baghdad which is dealing notably with foreigners and women.
Since January in the capital, 103 foreign nationals have been condemned to death -- including six Turks sentenced on April 18 -- and 185 to life in prison, according to a judicial source.
Most of the women sentenced were from Turkey and republics of the former Soviet Union.
In January, an Iraqi court condemned a German woman to death after finding her guilty of belonging to IS while on April 17 a French woman was sentenced to life in prison.
At the court In Tel Keif near Mosul, 212 people have been sentenced to death, 150 to life in prison and 341 to other jails terms, Supreme Judicial Council spokesman Abdel Sattar Bayraqdar said in a statement.
"It has been proven that they carried out criminal actions at public hearings conducted in accordance with the law during which the convicts' rights were guaranteed," he said.