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Abbas R. allegedly joined ISIS in June 2014 in Mosul. In the same month, he was present during the execution of two Shiite women by ISIS fighters and assisted them with the transportation of the bodies.
In October 2014, Abbas R. allegedly participated in the execution of a high-ranking Iraqi official captured by ISIS. He is also accused of having insulted and humiliated the captive.
Abbas R., residing in Germany, has been in custody since 24 May 2017, following his arrest in connection with another investigation. On 9 August 2018, he was indicted for membership in a terrorist organization and war crimes. The Berlin Higher regional Court has not yet scheduled the trial.