Mohammed Rafea Yaseen Y.

27.07.2020 ( Last modified: 25.03.2021 )
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FACTS

Mohammed Rafea Yaseen Y. was allegedly an active member of ISIS between 2006 and 2008 in his Iraqi hometown of Al-Rutba.

Jointly with other ISIS members, the accused is alleged to have constructed explosive devices and used them for attacks in the surroundings of Al-Rutba that resulted in human casualties. Among the victims were members of the United States armed forces, Iraqi police as well as local civilians.

 

LEGAL PROCEDURE

On 8 March 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf indicted he Iraqi citizen Mohammed Rafea Yaseen Y. for aiding and abetting a killing and war crimes, as well as for membership in the terrorist organization ISIS.

In 2014, Mohammed Rafea Yaseen Y. was alleged to have joined ISIS and was deployed as an armed security guard in Al- Rutba. As a part of his activities, he allegedly ensured security during public executions of children, women and men by ISIS members.

On 3 June 2020, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf found Mohammed Rafea Yaseen Y. guilty of membership in the terrorist organization ISIS but acquitted him of the other charges as no sufficient evidence could be established.

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