Germany jails ISIS woman over death of Yazidi girl – POLITICO
A German woman who joined the Islamic State group (ISIS) was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for letting an enslaved Yazidi girl die of thirst in the sun.
During her time in Iraq, Jennifer Wenisch stood by while her then-husband and ISIS fighter tied up a Yazidi girl outside their house in scorching heat and left her to die of thirst, the court heard. The 5-year-old had been tied up as a punishment for wetting her bed.
The child was “defenseless and helplessly exposed,” the judge said in the Munich Higher Regional Court, according to DPA — and Wenisch did “nothing” to help.
Wenisch, who denied the charges, was found guilty of “two crimes against humanity in the form of enslavement,” as well as aiding and abetting the girl’s killing by failing to offer help.
Wenisch’s husband, Taha al-Jumailly, is facing a separate trial in Frankfurt, with a verdict due next month. The deceased girl’s mother was kept as a house slave by Wenisch and al-Jumailly.
The Yazidi people were a particular target for ISIS violence at the terror group’s zenith, with thousands killed and women and children seized as slaves.