IRAQ SENTENCES TO DEATH ISLAMIC STATE MEMBER WHO PARTOOK IN SHINGAL MASSACRE
July 25, 2018:
An Iraqi Criminal Court sentenced to death by hanging a member of the Islamic State (IS) known as al-Muhajir, who admitted to having taken part in the murder of Yezidis (Ezidis) in the Nineveh Province. (Source: kurdistan24.net, July 26, 2018)
"The convicted man had confessed to the killing of many civilian men and women in the Sinjar (Shingal) district as well as fighting against the security and military forces in Mosul," the Iraqi Higher Judicial Council's spokesperson, Judge Abdul-Sattar Birqdar, said in a statement.
In IS' August 2014 invasion of the predominantly Ezidi-inhabited town of Shingal, over 15,000 people were killed or abducted, and nearly 50,000 displaced from their homes.