Germany: German woman on trial for alleged war crimes as IS member

A German woman accused of joining the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS) in Iraq, appeared before the High Regional Court of Munich on Tuesday to face war crime and murder charges. The 27-year-old German national, identified as Jennifer W., is accused of allowing a five-year-old Yazidi girl, who was working as a «slave» along with her mother, to die of thirst in Iraq. The... Еще defendant is accused of not helping the girl after her husband left her chained beneath the scorching sun. «We accuse the defendant, in addition to affiliation operations for IS, of war crimes and criminal negligence causing death. Specifically, we accuse the defendant of leaving Germany in 2014 in order to join the so-called Islamic State and become active as a member of the moral and religious police,» Chief Prosecutor Claudia Gorf said. According to German prosecutors, Jennifer W. fled to Iraq in 2014, to allegedly join her husband who was already an IS militant. She's facing life in prison for multiple charges: war crimes, criminal negligence causing death and weapon offences, as well as for joining a terror group. Prominent UK-based lawyer Amal Clooney is part of the team representing the mother of the five-year-old girl, Nora B.

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