Iraq sentences French female terrorist to life over joining Islamic State

Baghdad’s central criminal court.

Baghdad ( Iraqi court has sentenced a French female Islamic State member to life, an informed source said on Sunday.

The Central Criminal Court sentenced Milinia Bu-Ghadir to life over involvement with Islamic State.

French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian previously considered Bu-Ghadir as a IS terrorist who fought against Iraq, thus she should stand trial at that country.

Bu-Ghadir was born in 1990. She has four children; Asmaa, 8, Suleiman, 6, Asia, 4, and Zeinab, 2. Three of them were deported to France, while the youngest is still with her in the prison. She was arrested in February 2017 in Mosul, then she was sentenced to seven months in prison in order to be deported later to France over accessing the country illegally.

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.

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

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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