An Iraqi member of the Islamic State (IS) group has been found guilty of genocide against the Yazidi religious minority in a landmark German trial.
Release jackpots frequently Bonus rewards available And สมัครสมาชิก SLOTXO a lot of Free Spins. Of course, the chance to win the game. Online slots are
A court in Frankfurt sentenced Taha al-Jumailly to life for crimes including the murder of a Yazidi girl in Iraq.
The court found the jihadist enslaved the five-year-old in 2015, chaining her up and leaving her to die of thirst.
Al-Jumailly is the first IS member to be convicted of genocide against the Yazidis.
During the trial his defence lawyers had denied the allegations.
The Yazidis, a Kurdish-speaking minority, were persecuted by IS after the jihadist group seized large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq beginning in 2014.
Thousands of men were killed and women and children were enslaved and raped when IS fighters stormed into the ancestral heartland of the Yazidis in northern Iraq.
The United Nations has said IS committed genocide as well as multiple crimes against humanity and war crimes against the Yazidis.
Al-Jumailly, 29, was said to have joined IS in 2013 and held several roles in the capital of its so-called caliphate in Raqqa in Syria as well as in Iraq.
He was arrested in Greece in 2019, extradited to Germany and prosecuted under the international legal principle of universal jurisdiction.
His German wife, Jennifer Wenisch, was jailed for 10 years last month for crimes against humanity, for doing nothing to save the Yazidi girl she and her husband had enslaved.
On Tuesday the court in Frankfurt found al-Jumailly guilty of genocide, as well as crimes against humanity, war crimes and human trafficking. He fainted when the verdict was delivered, temporarily delaying the proceedings.
He killed the five-year-old girl, prosecutors said, because she belonged to the Yazidi minority and he intended to wipe them out.
Under Germany's international criminal code, a person is deemed to have committed genocide if they have killed, caused serious bodily or mental harm to a member of a group, or moved a child by force, with the intent of destroying "in whole or in part, a national, racial, religious or ethnic group".