A court in Iraq has handed down death sentences to two men over their membership in the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group and involvement in acts of terror in the war-ravaged Arab country.
Abdul Sattar al-Biraqdar, spokesman for Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, said in a statement that the country’s Criminal Court in Wasit province issued the verdicts against the pair on Monday.
Biraqdar pointed out that one of the terrorists was responsible for a car bomb attack near Abbasiyah market on August 15, 2011, which left dozens of civilians dead and injured, while another was engaged in several terrorist attacks in Qaryat Taj al-Din area of the province.
He went to say that another terrorist was sentenced to life imprisonment over collaboration with the so-called Free Syrian Army.
Briaqdar said the convict used to sell unregistered pre-paid mobile phone lines, and was captured along with 350 Asiacell SIM cards, one Samsung Galaxy tablet, a motorcycle and two mobile phones.
The development came a day after pro-government voluntary fighters, commonly known by the Arabic word Hashd al-Sha’abi, carried out a surprise attack in al-Rashad town of the northern oil-rich province of Kirkuk, killing five Daesh terrorists.
On May 3, Iraq’s Central Criminal Court sentenced eight foreign women to life in jail terms over Daesh affiliation.
The rulings were passed against three Turkish women, three Azerbaijanis, one Uzbek national and a Syrian citizen.
On April 29, the Central Criminal Court of Iraq, which is the country’s flagship criminal justice institution, found 19 female Russian citizens guilty of “joining and supporting Daesh.”
The court passed life sentences on the women as they were accompanied by small children during the hearing.
On April 17, the Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq announced in a statement that the Central Criminal Court had sentenced three Azerbaijani women and a female Kyrgyz citizen to death over affiliation to Daesh.
The court also handed life sentences to two Russian nationals and one woman from France.
On April 2, the Central Criminal Court also sentenced six Turkish women to death and handed down a life term to another.
The women, all accompanied by small children, told the court they had entered Iraq to join their husbands, who were fighting within the ranks of the terror outfit.