Ahmed Jabbar Hasan, 41 years old, was a corporal in the Iraqi army between 2003 and 2015.
In March 2015, during an operation against the Islamic State (IS) near the town of Karma, in Iraq, he was filmed decapitating the body of an IS militant and then brandishing the fighter’s head. The video was uploaded to his Facebook page, along with another video of him posing in front of burning bodies. Hasan has not denied the acts he perpetrated, but he has denied that they constituted war crimes. He said to have acted against a terrorist man guilty of far more serious crimes. Hasan also added that he carried out his actions knowing that four of his close army colleagues had been captured and executed by IS.