13:58 - June 02, 2019
News ID: 3468658
TEHRAN (IQNA) – An Iraqi court sentenced two French men to death on Sunday after finding them guilty of being members of Daesh, a prosecutor said.


“There was sufficient evidence to hand down a death sentence. They both were fighters of the terrorist Islamic State organization,” the prosecutor told Reuters on condition of anonymity since he was not authorized to speak to the media.

A Baghdad court had already handed capital punishments to seven of French members of Daesh.

France has long insisted its adult citizens captured in Iraq or Syria must face trial before local courts, while stressing its opposition to capital punishment.

Iraqi law provides for the death penalty for anyone joining a “terrorist group” -- even those who did not take up arms.



Tags: IQNA ، Iraq ، Daesh ، French
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