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Court sentences Islamic State member to death over joining group, fighting

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Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) The Criminal Court in Nineveh has sentenced an Islamic State member to death in Mosul over joining the militant group after it controlled the city in 2014.

According to the court, the convict joined the group, once it controlled Mosul. He fought along with other members in Shirqat.

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

In April, 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.

Moreover, 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.

The Baghdad Court sentenced, in March, 13 Turkish women to death over the same charge. The same court sentenced number of women to life and death over belonging to Islamic State. Some of them were Azeri, Turkish and Iraqi.

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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