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Unfair ISIS Trial in Iraq Hands Women Harshest Sentences

Expand A view of a chamber in Baghdad’s Central Criminal Court, 2005. © 2005 Reuters Six months after about 1,400 foreign women and children surrendered with Islamic State (ISIS) fighters to Iraqi security forces, Iraq’s courts are sentencing the women to life in prison and even to death for non-violent crimes. It’s just one indicator of how people viewed as colluding with ISIS are receiving unfair trials. The women have been charged with illegally entering Iraq and, in some cases aiding, abetting or having membership in ISIS, which carries the penalty of life in prison or death under Iraq’s…

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