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Iraqi court sentences Al-Baghdadi's widow to death

BAGHDAD, July 10 (KUNA) -- Al-Karkh Criminal Court issued a death sentence against widow of the former (and deceased) leader of the so-called Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi for her association with the notorious group AND holding Yazidi women captive in her home. The Media Center of the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council stated, on Wednesday, in a press release that the convict had held in her house the Yazidi women, who were later taken as hostages by the terrorist IS gangs in the district of Sinjar, west of Ninava province in the north.
The verdict was issued against the widow according to the Article 4/1 of Anti-Terrorism Law No. 13 of 2005, based on the prpvision of Article 7/1 of Yazidi Survivors Law No.8 of 2021, it added.
The statement did not reveal the name of Al-Baghdadi's widow who was sentenced, however, the decision came nearly five months after Iraqi authorities aired televised confessions from Al-Baghdadi's first wife, Asmaa Fawzi, and their daughter, Leila.
The two women were arrested in November 2019 by Turkish authorities and handed over to Iraq in 2023 February. (end) ahh.sm