German woman sentenced to 10 years over killing of Ezidi girl


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SULAIMANI — A court in Munich on Monday (October 25) sentenced a German woman who joined Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq to ten years in prison over the killing of an Ezidi girl.

The 30-year-old woman, named Jennifer Wenisch, and her husband chained up the five-year-old girl and left her to die of thirst in Fallujah in 2015.

The court judged her to have committed a crime against humanity and also found her guilty of belonging to the militant group.

"The court handed down a sentence of nine years for the death of the child resulting from slavery, which it viewed as a crime against humanity, and two years and six months for membership of a terror group,” court spokesperson Florian Gliwitzky said, explaining that the court made that into a ten-year sentence.

Her husband, Taha al-Jumailly, is on trial in Frankfurt.

(NRT Digital Media)