IRAQ: THREE FRENCH IS MEMBERS SENTENCED TO DEATH
May 27, 2019:
An Iraqi court on 26 May 2019 sentenced three French citizens to death after they were found guilty of joining the Islamic State group, a court official said. (Sources: AFP, 26/05/2019)
Captured in Syria by a US-backed force fighting the jihadists, they are the first French IS members to receive death sentences in Iraq, where they were transferred for trial.
Named as Kevin Gonot, Leonard Lopez and Salim Machou, they have 30 days to appeal.