30.05.2019 ( Last modified: 06.06.2019 )
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Raad A. allegedly joined ISIS in June 2014 in Mosul. In October 2014, he allegedly participated in the execution of a high-ranking Iraqi civil servant captured by ISIS after the group took control over the city. In this context, Raad, together with other ISIS members, including Abbas R., allegedly escorted the captive to the execution site in Mosul and guarded him until he was executed.
Raad A. has been detained 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 (what appears to be a complicity in unlawful killing of a person in power of a party to the conflict). The Berlin Higher Regional Court has not yet scheduled the trial.