Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi court has sentenced two Islamic State militants to life in jail for attempting to assassinate a judge at the Court of Appeals in Salahuddin province.
The court ruling was issued by the Karkh Criminal Court in line with article no. ¼ of the anti-terrorism law, the media center of the Supreme Judicial Council said in a press statement on Tuesday.
Iraq’s anti-terrorism law empowers courts to convict people who are believed to have helped jihadists even if they are not accused of carrying out attacks.
Iraqi courts have sentenced many of Islamic State members to death over joining the militant group.
The exact number of detained militants is still unknown, however, it’s estimated to be at thousands. It’s also unclear how many members are likely to face death sentences.