IRAQ: YEZIDI MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR TERRORISM
March 26, 2019:
An Iraqi court on 25 March 2019 sentenced a Yezidi (Ezidi) man to death for joining the Islamic State and participating in crimes against his own religious minority group in the town of Sinjar (Shingal) in 2014.
The convicted man is originally Ezidi but converted to Islam before joining the jihadist organization and participating in the mass killing of his fellow Ezidis, according to Iraqi judicial authorities.
The Nineveh Criminal Court “ruled to apply the death sentence on the terrorist for several crimes committed against the Ezidis,” Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council said in a statement.
The sentence was in accordance with the provisions of Article IV of the anti-terrorism law.
(Sources: Kurdistan 24, 25/03/2019)