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France on Death Penalty for 3 French in Iraq: Execution Opposed in Principle

France on Death Penalty for 3 French in Iraq: Execution Opposed in Principle

BAS News - 2019-05-27 14:55
ERBIL — A day after Iraqi judicial authorities sentenced three French nationals to death for their membership to the Islamic State (IS), the French government said it is opposed in principle to the practice of death penalty. “France is opposed, on princi ...
France on Death Penalty for 3 French in Iraq: Execution Opposed in Principle - BAS News

Two more French Islamic State members sentenced to death in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 18:50
BAGHDAD,— A Baghdad court on Monday, June 3 sentenced to death two more French nationals for belonging to the Islamic State group, bringing the total number of French jihadis condemned to death to 11. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in ...

Iraq Sentences Two More French IS Members to Death

BAS News - 2019-06-02 15:33
ERBIL — An Iraqi court has sentenced two more French nationals to death after finding them guilty for involvement in Islamic State (IS) crimes, Reuters cited a prosecutor on Sunday. Iraq previously gave death penalties tow seven other French men for memb ...

Iraq condemns 7th Frenchman to death for ISIS membership

Rûdaw - 2019-05-30 01:44
Iraqi law provides for the death penalty for anyone joining a "terrorist group" ...

Iraq Sentences Seven French IS Members to Death in Four Days

BAS News - 2019-05-29 23:29
ERBIL - Iraq has sentenced a total of seven French nationals to death in four days only over alleged membership to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. A court in Iraq on Sunday issued death penalties to three French men for ties with the extremist gro ...

Iraq sentences two more French Islamic State members to death, 6 so far

E-Kurd - 2019-05-29 13:46
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced two high-profile French members of the Islamic State group to death, including one who featured in a propaganda video praising the 2015 Paris attacks, bringing the total number of French former jihadis condem ...

Iraq Sentences 4th French IS Member to Death

BAS News - 2019-05-27 16:04
ERBIL — Iraqi judicial authorities sentenced another French national to death on Monday for his membership in the Islamic State (IS). Citing a court source, AFP said Mustapha Merzoughi, 37, was sentenced to death by hanging. "The evidence and the confess ...

France ‘opposes in principle’ Iraq's death penalty for nationals

Rûdaw - 2019-05-27 14:55
"It respects the sovereignty of Iraq's institutions ...

Iraq Sentences Three French Men to Death

BAS News - 2019-05-26 16:29
ERBIL — An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced three French nationals to death for their membership in the Islamic State (IS), Reuters cited court officials. “They were sentenced to execution after it was proven that they were members of the terrorist Islami ...

Hunger striker Aydemir reached day 67 of his fast

ANF - 2019-05-25 10:21
Kurdish activist Erol Aydemir, who has been on hunger strike for 66 days in Rome, said that "the resistance will continue until isolation is lifted". ...

Day 196 for Leyla Guven, day 23 for death fasts

ANF - 2019-05-22 13:35
DTK Co-chair Leyla Guven is on day 196 of her hunger strike demanding an end to the isolation in Imrali, and the prisoners on death fasts are on day 23 of their protest. ...

BCF to Open a Medical Clinic for Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

BAS News - 2019-05-21 22:37
ERBIL - The Kurdish Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) will open a medical clinic for the Rohingya Muslims based at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Focusing on the assessment of the humanitarian project, the BCF delegates visited on Tuesday Kutupalong refuge ...

Hunger strike in Strasbourg on day 155

ANF - 2019-05-20 15:20
The indefinite nonalternating hunger strike against the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Ocalan continues in Strasbourg, France on day 155. ...

Nearly 3,000 Yazidis abducted by Islamic State still missing: KRG official

E-Kurd - 2019-05-13 17:01
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari said on Sunday that 2,913 out of the 6,284 Yazidis who were abducted by Islamic State (IS/ISIS) militants remain missin ...

The Management of “Feeding a Fasting Person” Program in Tabqa Distributes 200 Food Baskets Everyday

SDF Press - 2019-05-11 22:08
Tabqa– For nine consecutive year the program of “Feeding a Fasting person” which is organized by volunteers in Tabqa city continues to provide food baskets consisting of (vegetables, fruits, milk, dates and meat) for the residents. The program covers 1,20 ...

Islamic State claims ‘province’ in India called ‘Wilayah of Hind’

E-Kurd - 2019-05-11 17:38
NEW DELHI,— Islamic State (IS) claimed for the first time that it has established a “province” in India, after a clash between militants and security forces in the contested Kashmir region killed a militant with alleged ties to the group. IS’s Amaq News ...

IDPs’ Movement Not Restricted Unless for Their Own Safety: KRG

BAS News - 2019-05-07 15:24
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has refuted the reports claiming that it restricts IDPs from moving outside camps freely. Following the breakout of Islamic State (IS) crisis, nearly 2 million people from Iraq and Syria escaped to Kurdistan Re ...

IS Attacks Iraqi Police Checkpoint, Kills Three

BAS News - 2019-05-07 11:01
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants overnight on Monday carried out a surprise attack against a checkpoint of Iraqi federal police in Kirkuk province. The attack, which led to fire exchange between the jihadists and police forces, took place near Kalor ...

Let's be the voice of the mothers resistance!

ANF - 2019-05-05 15:02
Dayika Qadriye and Gulê Koç mother and wife of two of the 14 hunger strikers in Strasbourg who reached day 140 of their fast, expressed their solidarity with the mothers of prisoners being beaten by police. ...