Tunisian court sentences woman to four years in prison on charges of treating ISIS wounded in Syria

TUNIS — A Tunisian court sentenced a woman to four years in prison after working as a nurse for the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.

The decision of the Court of First Instance in Tunis was based on investigations which revealed that the nurse traveled in 2016 to Turkey and then joined her husband who had already joined the group in Syria.

The woman also admitted that her husband, who became a leader in Syria, asked her to work as a nurse to treat ISIS wounded who fought in the battles.

Tunisian Minister of Public Health from 2016 to 2017, Dr. Samira Merai, previously mentioned in 2017 that there were about 700 Tunisian women who had joined extremist groups in Syria.