Three French citizens sentenced to death by Iraqi court for joining ISIS
A court in Iraq has sentenced three men to death after finding them guilty of joining Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), officials confirmed on Sunday.
A court official, who spoke to the press on condition of anonymity, said the trio were sentenced “after it was proven that they were members of the terrorist Islamic State organization.”
The men have 30 days to appeal their conviction.
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The three were reportedly captured in Syria by US-backed forces before being brought to Iraq for trial.
While hundreds of foreign fighters have been tried in Iraq for IS membership and activities, none have yet been executed. These are the first French members to be sentenced to death by an Iraqi court.
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