ISIS member charged with brutally murdering a Yazidi girl
An ISIS member jailed in Germany has been charged with brutally murdering a Yazidi girl, committing genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
German federal prosecutor’s office announced that an ISIS member from Iraq has been charged on Friday. According to the press release, the ISIS member in question was charged with exploiting a Yazidi Kurdish girl and brutally leaving her for dead.
The ISIS jihadist was also charged with committing genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The ISIS member, identified as Taha A.-J, is the husband of German citizen Jennifer W. who stands trial in the same case in Munich since April 2019.
The trial in Munich is the first judicial process against the crimes perpetrated on the Kurdish Yazidi community in Shengal who were subject to genocidal attacks by ISIS in August 2014. Thousands of them ended up abducted, massacred, tortured or reduced to sexual slavery.
According to the indictment, Taha A.-J joined ISIS in March 2013. He then bought a woman and a 5-year-old girl from a group of Yazidis who had been taken captive in an attempt to annihilate the Yazidi community, their religion and culture.
The woman and girl bought by Taha A.-J were denied water and food and were forced to convert to Islam.
Taha A.-J was captured in Greece in May 2019 and has been imprisoned in Germany since October 2019.
The prosecutor’s office stated that the ISIS member tied the Yazidi girl on window and brutally left her to die unprotected in over 50-degree temperature.