THREAD: Last August, Iraq sentenced a French man to life in prison for belonging to Islamic State. But in court & to me, he insisted he had never set foot here & was "brought over by the Americans." Similar cases begun showing up over the next 8 months
The US military is unilaterally transferring European ISIS captives from Syria to Iraq where they have been tortured and some sentenced to death. Huge scoop by
UN special rapporteur for human rights:“The sub-contraction of trials... to an ill-resourced, under-funded, ill-equipped criminal justice system in Iraq can only be described as an abrogation of responsibility.” On Syria ISIS foreign fighters sent to Iraq.