Iraqi Man Convicted in Sweden of War Crimes

Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 14:30
Copenhagen- Asharq Al-Awsat

A Swedish court has convicted a man who fought against the ISIS terrorist group in Iraq of war crimes for posting macabre pictures and videos on Facebook.

The Orebro District Court on Tuesday sentenced 38-year-old Kurda Bahaalddin H Saeed H Saeed to 15 months in jail.

The court says the Iraqi national had posted photos and films taken in February-March 2015 in northern Iraq of himself "with bodies which in some cases have been truncated."

It said Tuesday they "were intended to seriously violate personal integrity.

The asylum-seeker, who arrived in Sweden in late 2015 with his wife and two children, has confessed to being in the pictures but denied committing war crimes.

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