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rpannier

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Tue Nov 30, 2021, 07:16 AM Nov 2021

Iraqi jihadist handed life sentence for Yazidi genocide

Source: euronews.com

An Iraqi from the Islamic State jihadist group was sentenced by a German court for genocide over the murder of Yazidis.

The Frankfurt court judges found Taha Al-Jumailly "guilty of genocide, of a crime against humanity resulting in death".

This is the first time that a court has ruled that the atrocities committed against the Yazidis amount to genocide, already recognised as such by UN investigators.

Prosecutors said the former IS member and his wife enslaved a Yazidi girl and her mother in Iraq. He then left the young girl chained in the open sun where he let her die of heat and malnourishment.

Read more: https://www.euronews.com/2021/11/30/iraqi-jihadist-handed-life-sentence-for-yazidi-genocide

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Iraqi jihadist handed life sentence for Yazidi genocide (Original Post) rpannier Nov 2021 OP
His wife got off lightly - only 10 years muriel_volestrangler Nov 2021 #1
Vanilla ISIS IronLionZion Nov 2021 #2
she should have gotten life as well samsingh Nov 2021 #3

muriel_volestrangler

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1. His wife got off lightly - only 10 years
Tue Nov 30, 2021, 10:17 AM
Nov 2021
His German wife, Jennifer Wenisch, was jailed for 10 years last month for crimes against humanity, for doing nothing to save the Yazidi girl she and her husband had enslaved.
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London-based human rights lawyer Amal Clooney was part of the legal team representing the girl's mother.

In a statement, Mrs Clooney praised her client's "courage" and said Tuesday's verdict was "the moment Yazidis had been waiting for". "There is no more denying it - ISIS (another name for IS) is guilty of genocide," she said.

Last month, she said she hoped to see "a more concerted global effort" to bring IS members to justice after the conviction of al-Jumailly's wife.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-59474616
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