Iraqi court sentences man to death for supplying ISIS terrorist group with explosives
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An Iraqi court has sentenced a man to death by hanging as he was caught supplying the Islamic State group with explosive materials.
The verdict was issued by the Central Criminal Court in Baghdad.
“The convict had been arrested driving a Volvo car between Baghdad and Anbar with explosive materials hidden inside,” Iraqi website Baghdad Today quoted the media center of the Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq as saying in a statement on Sunday.
“The troops seized three explosive belts and eight bombs of different sizes inside the car,” the statement read.
Iraqi courts have sentenced many of Islamic State members, including a big number of female members, to death over joining the militant group.
The exact number of detained militants is still unknown, however, it’s estimated to be at thousands. It’s also unclear how many members are likely to face death sentences.
Moreover, the Iraqi government did not provide estimates about the number of the foreign detained militants or those who have Arab or Iraqi origins.
Human rights groups have always criticized collective death sentences issued by Iraqi courts, claiming that some detainees are tortured and threatened.
Iraq’s anti-terrorism law empowers courts to convict people who are believed to have helped jihadists even if they are not accused of carrying out attacks.
Source: Iraqi News