Iraq Sentences 15 Turkish Women to Death for Joining ISIS

Iraq Sentences Turkish ISIS Brides To Death By Hanging

Some reports said 15 women were sentenced to death, while one was jailed for life, the BBC reported.

Baghdad is in the midst of a huge push to bring hundreds of foreign women to trial after IS strongholds in the country crumbled past year.

"The convicted women had confessed during the investigation they joined ISIS, marrying ISIS members and providing logistical aid to the group", Judge Abdul Sattar al-Beeraqdar was quoted as saying by CNN. More than 1,300 women and children surrendered to Kurdish Peshmerga in August, after government forces expelled the jihadist group.

The women, aged between 20 - 50, were sentenced in a mass trial at a criminal court in Baghdad on Sunday.

Iraq has handed over to Russian Federation four women and 27 children suspected of having ties to the group, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, adding that they were "tricked" into joining the militants.

Last week, another group of foreign widows of ISIS fighters told a court hearing attended by an AFP journalist that they had been fooled or threatened by their husbands to head to Iraq.

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In January, a court sentenced a German woman to death on charges of providing logistical support to IS, and a Turkish woman was earlier this month also handed the death penalty.

The women sentenced on Sunday have a month to appeal their verdicts, a court official said.

Human Rights Watch has raised concerns about the judicial process and branded the trials unfair. Iraq in December declared victory over the IS, which had seized control of almost a third of the country in 2014. Last week, another Turkish woman and 10 others of varying nationalities were sentenced to death and life in prison for alleged ISIS membership. "The Iraqi courts need to redirect their priorities".

He added, "This also applies to foreign women of ISIS militants".

The group has been driven out of all population centres it once controlled on both sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border, but members have continued to carry out bombings and other attacks in Iraq.

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