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Iraq hands death sentence to Daesh's 'Sharia judge'

The Iraqi flag is seen in Mosul after the city was freed from Daesh 9 July 2017 [Yunus Keleş/Anadolu Agency]
The Iraqi flag [Yunus Keleş/Anadolu Agency]

An Iraqi court today handed a death sentence to Daesh's "Sharia judge" after convicting him of killing 5 security forces in the country.

According to a statement by the Supreme Judicial Council: "The Criminal Court in Saladin Governorate decided to execute the Sharia judge of Daesh, after convicting him of killing 5 members of the security forces."

The statement indicated that "the accused participated in several terrorist operations, including the detonation of an explosive device on an Iraqi army patrol, which led to the killing of 5 security personnel, in addition to other crimes."

The statement did not reveal the name of the accused.

According to Iraqi law, it is a preliminary ruling and is subject to appeal before the Federal Court of Cassation within 30 days.

Daesh members are tried under the Anti-Terrorism Law, which stipulates the death penalty for anyone who has committed a terrorist act.

The execution of death sentences requires the approval of the country's president.

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