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19 June, Wednesday

Iraq puts over 600 ISIS members on trial in one year

Iraqi Supreme Council of Judges issued a statement and announced that over 600 individuals, most of them women, were tried for membership to ISIS in one year.

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The Iraqi army had announced victory in late 2017 after an ISIS occupation that started in 2014 with massacres in Mosul and throughout a wide area.

Tens of thousands of gang members captured during the war continue to face trial. There are some 20.000 persons reportedly on remand.

Iraqi Supreme Council of Judges Spokesperson Judge Abdul Settar Bayraktar announced that 616 men and women have been put on trial for membership to ISIS in 2018. Bayraktar said 508 of these individuals have been convicted on grounds of antiterror laws.

Bayraktar didn’t give details about the convictions but said 466 of the individuals had been women, 42 men and 108 children, 31 boys and 77 girls.

Bayraktar said 73 women and 22 men are still under investigation in the prosecution.

Most of the convicts are citizens of Turkey and former Soviet republics. One German citizen, one Belgian citizen and one Russian citizen have been sentenced to death. Two female and one male French citizens have been sentenced to life in prison.


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