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Sun May 26, 2019, 07:42 AM

Iraq sentences three French citizens to death for joining Isis

Source: Agence France-Presse

Iraq sentences three French citizens to death for joining Isis

Agence France-Presse
Sun 26 May 2019 13.09 BST Last modified on Sun 26 May 2019 13.15 BST

An Iraqi court has sentenced three French citizens to death after they were found guilty of joining Islamic State, a court official said.

Captured in Syria by a US-backed force fighting the jihadists, they are the first French Isis members to receive death sentences in Iraq, where they were transferred for trial.

Named as Kevin Gonot, Leonard Lopez and Salim Machou, they have 30 days to appeal.

Iraq has taken custody of thousands of jihadists repatriated in recent months from neighbouring Syria, where they were caught by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces during the battle against Isis.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/26/iraq-sentences-three-french-citizens-to-death-for-joining-isis

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