Thursday December 09, 2021

German IS returnee sentenced to 10 years imprisonment

Published : 25 Oct 2021, 23:35

  DF News Desk

The defendant Jennifer W. (L) covers her face with a file and sits next to her lawyer Ali Aydin (C) in the courtroom before the trial begins. The woman who travelled to Iraq to join Islamic State has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by a court in Munich. Photo: Sven Hoppe/dpa.

A German woman who travelled to Iraq to join Islamic State has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by a court in Munich, reported dpa.

The woman - known only as Jennifer W according to German privacy laws - was sentenced on Monday for membership in a terrorist organisation abroad, aiding and abetting attempted murder, attempting to commit a war crime, and crimes against humanity.

The Federal Prosecution had accused the 30-year-old from Lower Saxony of standing by in Iraq while her then-husband chained up a Yezidi girl in a courtyard and left her to die of thirst.

Prosecutors had demanded a life sentence, while the defence argued for a maximum two-year sentence for membership of the terrorist organization Islamic State.