German girl convicted over her time with IS in Syria

BERLIN (AP) — A German girl accused of becoming a member of the Islamic State group in Syria after touring there along with her younger daughter was convicted on Wednesday of collaborating in a terrorist group and different offenses.

The state courtroom in Duesseldorf sentenced the 35-year-old, whom prosecutors have recognized solely as Nurten J. consistent with German privateness guidelines, to 4 years and three months in jail.

The courtroom mentioned that she moved to Syria in February 2015 along with her daughter, then aged 3, and joined IS, marrying a high-ranking member of the extremist group and residing in a number of residences whose inhabitants had been pushed out by IS.

The defendant had a Yazidi girl, who was stored by one other girl as a slave, work for her when the latter visited, the courtroom mentioned.

It convicted her of collaborating in a international terrorist group, neglecting her duties of care towards a minor and battle crimes in opposition to property, together with weapons offenses and being an adjunct to against the law in opposition to humanity.

The courtroom mentioned that, in sentencing the defendant, it took into consideration her confession and the truth that she had apologized to the Yazidi girl, who joined the trial as a co-plaintiff as allowed below German regulation.

Prosecutors have mentioned that Nurten J. and her household have been captured by Kurdish forces after IS misplaced the territory it held in Syria. She was arrested when she returned to Germany in July.

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