Nurten J.

19.03.2021 ( Last modified: 04.04.2022 )
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Facts

Nurten J. is a German national. According to the indictment, she traveled to Syria with her three-year-old daughter in February 2015 to join the Islamic State (ISIS). She married a high-ranking ISIS member and they lived in free apartments provided by ISIS after the owners had fled or were displaced. The accused regularly invited to the apartment a friend who enslaved a Yazidi woman and forced her to clean the house of the accused on at least 50 occasions.

 

Procedure

On 2 November 2020, the Federal Public Prosecutor indicted Nurten J. on the charges of enslavement as a crime against humanity, war crimes, membership in foreign terrorist organization and breach of the duty of care or upbringing.

On 21 April 2021, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf found Nurten J. guilty of membership in a foreign terrorist organization, war crimes against property, aiding and abetting a crime against humanity by enslavement in conjunction with deprivation of liberty, breaches of the Military Weapons Control Act and breach of the duty of care or upbringing. She was sentenced to four years and three months in prison.

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