27/10/2021

Female ISIS member prosecuted in Germany for letting a five-year-old Yezidi girl die of thirst

MUNICH, Germany – A court in Munich has sentenced a German woman, who formerly worked in the ranks of the Islamic State (ISIS), to ten years in prison, after being found guilty of letting a Yezidi girl die of thirst in Iraq. In 2015, she and her husband “bought” a five-year-old Yezidi girl with her mother. They tortured the girl and tied her to a window outside the house in a temperature of 50 degrees, until the girl died of thirst. The mother, Nora, was forced to remain in the service of the couple. Her husband, Taha al-Jumaili, is currently being tried in Frankfurt on similar charges.

The thirty-year-old Jennifer Wenisch also admitted that she went to Iraq and participated in armed patrols there. The unit she was active in, the Police for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in Fallujah and Mosul, worked to impose ISIS rules of dress and behavior.

Although Wenisch had been arrested by Turkish security services in Ankara in 2016, she was not detained and extradited to Germany until she was arrested again attempting to cross into ISIS-controlled areas in Syria with her daughter in 2018.

It is worth mentioning that Jennifer Wenisch also faces a life sentence for war crimes and murder, in the first official judicial procedure in the world in connection with the practices of ISIS against the Yezidis in Iraq.