An Iraqi court has sentenced a Turkish woman to death by hanging for joining Islamic
State, a spokesman for the criminal court in Baghdad said in a statement on Monday.
He said 10 other women of various nationalities were sentenced to life in prison.
All the verdicts can be appealed.
“The court has issued ten verdicts of life in prison against ten women after convicting
them of terrorism, and sentenced to death by hanging another terrorist who holds
Turkish citizenship,” said Judge Abdul-Sa‘ar al-Birqdar.
Thousands of foreigners have been gathering on behalf of Islamic State in Iraq and
A German woman was sentenced to death in January for belonging to the group and
a Russian fighter was also sentenced to death in Iraq last year for joining the hardline
Iraq declared victory in December over Islamic State, which had seized control of
nearly a third of the country in 2014.
The group has been driven out of all population centres it once controlled on both
sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border, but members have continued to carry out bombings
and other attacks in Iraq.