Iraq: French jihadist sentenced to life imprisonment


Djamila Boutoutaou, of Algerian origin, said she followed her husband “rap singer” on holiday in Turkey, before staying with the Islamic State in Iraq. The French jihadist Djamila Boutoutaou, 29, was sentenced Tuesday, April 17 to life imprisonment for belonging to the Islamic State terrorist group (EI) by the Central Criminal Court of Baghdad. The law antiterrorist In Iraq, it is possible to charge people who are not involved in violent acts, but who are suspected of having helped ISIS . The young woman of Algerian origin asserted during her trial “converted to Islam while she was Christian” , then joined the Islamic State Jihadist group following her husband “rap singer” . We came to Istanbul on vacation, and it was when I arrived in Turkey that I discovered that my husband was a jihadist Djamila Boutoutaou, during his trial in Baghdad The family then lived in the self-proclaimed “caliphate” of the IS, which had been spreading since 2014 over large parts of Syria and Iraq. In 2017, after a long and deadly counteroffensive, Iraqi forces took over all the populated areas held by the IS. Around 20,000 people were arrested, including Djamila Boutoutaou. In recent months, dozens of Turkish women have been sentenced to death under the Iraqi anti-terrorism law. A German woman has also been sentenced to death. Another French, Melina Boughedir, 27, was sentenced in February to seven months in prison , not under the law on terrorism, but for illegal stay in Iraq. It will be retried for terrorism and risk the death penalty. Read also Related topics


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