Convicted for the crime of Genocide, The Frankfurt court’s judgement is the first time that a verdict like this has been issued to any Islamic state militant
FRANKFURT, GERMANY – In the first judgement of it’s kind in Europe at least, one Taha Al-Jumaill, a 29-year-old former ISIS fighter has been handed a life sentence by a Frankfurt court in German.
Taha who joined ISIS in 2013, was found guilty of the following: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, aiding and abetting war crimes, and bodily harm resulting in death against the Yazidi minority community located in northern Iraqi, around the Nineveh and Dohuk provinces among others.
During the trial, the court heard how Al-Jumailly and ex-wife Jennifer Wenisch bought and held Yazidis as slaves during the ISIS invasion of Mosul.
One of their many crimes, the court heard, was letting a five-year-old girl die of thirst after chaining her outdoors. A 10 year prison sentence was handed down to Jennifer Wenisch for her crimes against humanity (ISIS Genocide) and the participation in the death of the little girl.
Natia Navrouzov, from the non-government organization Yazda spoke after the conviction. She said:
“It is the first time in Yazidi history that a perpetrator stands in a court of law for genocide charges,” Navrouzov said as quoted by AFP, calling it a “historical moment for the Yazidi community.”
Approximately 6,400 Yazidis were kidnapped by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria when they occupation Mosul