Iraq demands death penalty against 200 IS fighters

Iraq demands death penalty against 200 IS fighters

World April 18, 2018 14:00

mosul - Iraqi courts have sentenced 212 people to death in Mosul and the surrounding area since last year. Most because of membership of terrorist organization Islamic State (IS). That says a justice spokesperson in the country.

The Iraqi army captured the city of Mosul on IS in July 2017. In addition, lawsuits were filed against 815 members of the IS. Apart from the death sentences, 150 people were sentenced to life imprisonment.

About two million people lived in Mosul when it was taken by IS in 2014 that a self-appointed caliphate was founded there and in the area. Iraq declared last December that all IS fighters in the region were arrested or disabled.

Human rights organizations have made a lot of criticism of the way in which the IS members were tried. Many evidence in court cases would be incorrect and lead to unfair sentences.

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