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German court jails Isis woman who allowed Yazidi girl to die of thirst in Iraq.

A German convert to Islam has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges that, as a member of Islamic State group in Iraq, she allowed a five-year-old Yazidi girl she and her husband kept as a slave to die of thirst in the hot sun.

The Higher Regional Court in Munich convicted the 30-year-old, identified only as Jennifer W in line with privacy rules, of – among other things – membership of a terrorist organisation abroad, aiding and abetting attempted murder, attempted war crimes and crimes against humanity, German news agency dpa reported.

Federal prosecutors had accused the woman, from Lohne in Lower Saxony, of standing by in Iraq as her then-husband chained the young Yazidi girl in a courtyard and left her to die of thirst.

The child was “defenceless and helplessly exposed to the situation”, Judge Joachim Baier said, adding that W “had to reckon from the beginning that the child, who was tied up in the heat of the sun, was in danger of dying”.

However, she had done nothing to help the girl – although this had been “possible and reasonable” for her, Judge Baier said, according to dpa.

W grew up as a Protestant but converted to Islam in 2013.

German media reported that she made her way to Iraq through Turkey and Syria in 2014 to join Islamic State, also known as Isis.

In 2015, as a member of the extremist group’s “morality police”, she patrolled parks in Fallujah and Mosul, armed with an assault rifle and a pistol as well as an explosive vest and looking for women who did not conform with its strict codes of behaviour and dress, prosecutors said.

She was taken into custody while trying to renew her identity papers at the German embassy in Ankara in 2016, and was deported back to Germany. – AP

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