Baghdad - Iraqi judiciary sentenced on
Tuesday seven foreign women of various
nationalities to death and life in jail over
affiliation with Islamic State militants,
news reports said.
The Supreme Judicial Council said in a
statement that the Central Criminal Court
sentenced three Azerbaijanis and one Kergyz
to death, while issuing a life sentence for
two Russians and a French national.
Earlier news reports quoted AFP
identifying the French nationa as
29-year-old Jamila Botoato.
In February, Iraq sentenced a French
woman to seven months in jail for entering
the country illegally. In the same month, 16
Turkish women were sentenced to death for
providing logistical support to the
Iraq is holding hundreds of foreign wives
and children of Islamic State militants who
were captured as Iraqi forces gradually
seized back territories held by the
extremist group since 2014. The government
declared victory over IS last December.
Authorities say they are coordinating
with other countries to extradite those held
who are not convicted of terrorism.