Iraqi Courts Sentence Over 300 ISIS Members To Death

Iraqi Courts Sentence Over 300 ISIS Members To Death

More than 300 people, including dozens of foreigners were on Wednesday sentenced to death by Iraqi courts for belonging to the Islamic State group.

The suspects, linked to the Islamic State, ISIS are being tried by two courts, one near the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul in northern Iraq and another in Baghdad.

Since January alone, 103 foreign nationals have been condemned to death in the capital, including six Turks sentenced on Wednesday and 185 to life in prison, according to a reports.

In January, an Iraqi court condemned a German woman to death after finding her guilty of belonging to IS while on Tuesday a French woman was sentenced to life in prison.

At the court In Tel Keif near Mosul, 212 people have been sentenced to death, 150 to life in prison and 341 to other jails terms, Supreme Judicial Council spokesman Abdel Sattar Bayraqdar said in a statement, mail online reports.

”It has been proven that they carried out criminal actions at public hearings conducted in accordance with the law during which the convicts’ rights were guaranteed,” he said.

On Monday the justice ministry said 11 people convicted of terrorism-related charges had been executed in Iraq, which according to New York-based Human Rights Watch is the world’s number four executioner.

”These executions follow rushed trials of ISIS suspects which are riddled with due process violations, including convictions based solely on confessions which are sometimes extracted by torture,” said HRW senior Iraq researcher Belkis Wille.

”Iraq’s mishandling of the ISIS trials not only denies victims real justice, but also risks sending innocent Iraqis to their deaths.”

 

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