A Munich court on Monday sentenced a former member of the German jihadist group Islamic State to 10 years in prison. To enslave a Yasithi woman is to die of thirst And Iraq.
Jennifer Venish, 30, who was convicted of war crimes and murder, may have been sentenced to life in prison., One of the world’s first investigations into war crimes against Yazidis, a minority persecuted by jihadists in Iraq and Syria.
This German native of Lohne, in Lower Saxony (northwest), had gone to Iraq to meet “his brothers”, as he explained during the trial, which began in April 2019. For several months, he was a member of the police force in Fallujah and Mosul, where he was on armed patrol.. This security force controlled the dress code and all the rules of conduct established by the jihadists.
In the summer of 2015, the convicted woman and her then-husband, Taha al-Jumeili, are currently on trial in a parallel trial in Frankfurt. A five-year-old girl and her mother were exploited as slaves by ISIS prisoners Yasithi Minority., According to the indictment.
Dying of thirst
After many abuses, The girl was “punished” by the accused’s husband for urinating on the mattress; Later, it was built into a window outside the house at a temperature of 50 degrees Celsius.
The little girl died of thirst, while her mother Nora D. Was forced to be in the service of the couple. The court “considers that it has been proven that a defendant did not attempt to save the girl despite knowing the girl’s very bad condition.” For the benefit of the accused, the woman and her daughter knew that she had only “limited options” to put an end to slavery, and that she knew only at the most advanced moment that the woman could die as a result of the punishment.
At the hearing, Jennifer Venish said she did not intervene because she was “afraid” that her husband would “push or lock her”.
His lawyers, like Taha al-Jumeyli, suggested that the girl may have survived if she had been transferred to a hospital in Fallujah. Minor’s mother, Nora D., who is now missing in Germany. Answer version. The key witness, the survivor, was questioned during the interrogation of the former spouses.
“They will make me an example of everything that happened under the Islamic State. It is difficult to imagine that this would be possible under the rule of law, ”the newspaper quoted Venice as saying during the last trial. South German newspaper.
At the trial, which began in April 2019, Minor’s mother was represented by a private lawyer, activist and lawyer Amal Clooney.
Jennifer Weinz was arrested by Turkish security forces in Ankara in January 2016 and later deported to Germany.
But, it was not until June 2018 that he entered the detention center She was detained while trying to travel with her two-year-old daughter to areas still under ISIS control in Syria..
During that effort, Defendant told the driver the details of his life in Iraq. But the latter was actually an FBI informant who drove her in a car equipped with microphones. The prosecution used tape to accuse him.
The court said in a statement that the woman was a member of a foreign terrorist organization who was complicit in the assassination attempt and the crime that led to her death for a crime against humanity.
This is the first investigation into crimes against Yazidis, a Kurdish minority immigrant to northern Iraq.
(With information from AFP and EFE)