Iraq sentences 8 foreign female terrorists to life over joining Islamic State

Baghdad’s central criminal court.

Baghdad ( An Iraqi court has sentenced eight female terrorists to life over belonging to Islamic State.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Abdul Satar Bayraqdar, spokesperson for the High Judicial Council, said, “the Central Criminal Court decreed sentencing eight foreign female terrorists from different countries, including Turkey, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Syria, to life.”

On Wednesday, Ali al-Bayati, member of the High Commission for Human Rights in Iraq, said the total number of female members who had death sentences issued against them reached 28 women since beginning of the year. 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.

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