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.
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.