Iraq Sentences Indonesian Women to Jail for Joining ISIS

Wednesday, 26 June, 2019 - 18:30
Asharq Al-Awsat

The Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council sentenced on Wednesday an Indonesian woman to 15 years in prison for joining the ISIS terrorist group.

The woman was married to an ISIS member who was killed in an airstrike by the US-led coalition, said the court in a statement.

It said the woman had crossed into Iraq's Nineva province from Syria, without saying when.

An Iraqi court sentenced in recent weeks about a dozen French citizens to death for being ISIS members. None of the sentences against the French have been carried out yet.

Iraq has detained or imprisoned at least 19,000 people accused of connections to ISIS or other terror-related offenses, and sentenced more than 3,000 of them to death, according to an analysis by The Associated Press last year.

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