A landmark legal case
over the death of an enslaved girl in a landmark case. The woman referred to as Jennifer W converted to Islam in A German woman who joined the Islamic State has been jailed for 10 years over the death of an enslaved girl in a landmark case. The woman referred to as Jennifer W converted to Islam in 2013 and travelled to Iraq the following year to marry an IS fighter. Her husband purchased a Yazidi woman and her 5yo daughter as slaves in 2015, and the girl died from exposure after he chained her up in a courtyard. Jennifer W was deported to Germany in 2016 after being arrested in Turkey, and the mother of the girl launched legal action against her, backed by human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. Yesterday, the Munich court found Jennifer W had not attempted to help the girl, even though it was “possible and reasonable”. The case is believed to be the first in the world to indict crimes committed by IS members against the ethnic minority.
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