An Iraqi court, on Sunday, sentenced 16 Turkish women to death, for joining the militant group Daesh, a judicial spokesman, said.
Abdul Sattar al-Biraqdar, spokesman for Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council, said in a statement that, the convicted women confessed that they married Daesh militants and provided logistic support for them.
Biraqdar added that, all the sentences are preliminary and subject to review by the Court of Cassation.
Last week, the court issued a verdict of death penalty for a female Turkish citizen, and issued 10 verdicts of life sentences for other women, from different countries, according to an earlier statement by Biraqdar.
On Thursday, the Iraqi authorities handed over four women and 27 children from Daesh families, to Russia, after being cleared of charges of involvement in terrorist operations against civilians or security forces.
Also on Thursday, an Iraqi newspaper reported that more than 1,500 foreign women and children from the families of Daesh militants are being held by the Iraqi authorities, which are coordinating with the countries of origin to decide their fate.
Saad al-Hadithi, spokesman of Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi's media office, confirmed that all "foreign nationals, who committed crimes and violations against the people of Iraq, whether directly or by supporting the terrorist Daesh militants, will be subject to Iraqi law."
Source: NAM News Network