28 foreign females sentenced to death over belonging to IS since beginning of year

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Baghdad ( The High Commission for Human Rights in Iraq has revealed the total number of foreign females, who had death sentences issued against them, over involvement with Islamic State.

In remarks on Wednesday, Ali al-Bayati, member of the commission, said “the total number of female members who had death sentences issued against them reached 28 women.”

Iraqi judiciary, according to Bayati, “sentenced them to death over involvement with the milinat group as well as carrying out terrorist crimes against security personnel and civilians.”

Bayati also added that the number of these females is from the beginning of the year, saying that their nationalities were Turkish, Russian, French, Azeri and Kyrgyz.

Last week, The Central Criminal Court in Baghdad has sentenced five female militants, two of whom are Azeri and three others are from Kyrgyzstan, to death over involvement with Islamic State. Life sentences were issued against five female convicts, two of whom are Russian, an Azeri one and a French one.

Many IS members were detained during liberation battles that freed cities, which were recaptured by the militant group in 2014.

Last month, the Iraqi Justice Ministry has announced carrying out death sentences against 13 convicts, most of whom are involved in terrorism. Six Turkish females were sentenced to death over affiliation to Islamic State.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the militant group, previously in December, however, observers warn that the group still poses a security threat with sleeper cells.

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