Iraqi court sentences Al-Qaeda member to death over executing eight civilians in 2007

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Diyala ( Diyala Criminal Court has sentenced a suspect, involved with Al-Qaeda, to death over taking part in kidnapping and execution of eight civilians in 2007.

In a statement, Abdul Satar Bayraqdar, spokesperson for the High Judicial Council, said, “Diyala Criminal Court reviewed a case of a suspect who took part with others to kidnap eight civilians from Baquba, Diyala.”

The suspect, according to Bayraqdar, “admitted to executing the civilians, along with others.”

Last week, the same court sentenced an Islamic State militant to death over involvement in killing 47 civilians in 2006.

Earlier this week, the Central Criminal Court in Baghdad sentenced a German female suspect of Moroccan origins to death over involvement with Islamic State militant group. During investigations, she admitted to traveling from Germany to Syria then to Iraq as she believed in the IS. She accompanied her two daughters, who were then married to IS members. The Diyala court issued two death sentences against a terrorist for transferring two suicide attackers, one of whom blew up himself in a funeral, while the other targeted a coffee shop in Muqdadiya.

In December, the Court sentenced two IS members to death over carrying out several crimes in the province, including a suicide attack that targeted a cafe in Muqdadiyah in 2016, which left many people killed and injured.

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