IRAQ GIVES DEATH SENTENCE TO ISLAMIC STATE 'JUDGE'
April 19, 2018:
An Iraqi court has given the death penalty to a man who acted as a legislative judge in Mosul for the Islamic State (IS) when the group was in control of the city, said a judicial spokesman. (Sources: kurdistan24.net, 21/04/2018)
The defendant, whose name was not specified, was reported to have been in charge of marriage contracts in Mosul and surrounding areas.
"The Nineveh Criminal Court sentenced an Islamic State militant to death,” said Abdul Sattar al-Birqdar, spokesperson for Iraq's Higher Judicial Council, in a statement. “The convict used to work as a judge in the marriage contracts court, within the so-called legislative courts of Islamic State in Mosul.”