On trial for murder and other war crimes, an ISIS bride has spilled the beans about the excesses meted out by her and her husband to a German security service official posing as a driver.
The ISIS bride identified as Jennifer W., 27, is a German national who got converted to Islam in 2013. The Turkish authorities deported the 27 year old woman to Germany in 2016 because of privacy laws. In 2018, she was looking for a ride to the Middle East and found a man who offered to ride her to Turkey. The man recorded the conversation in which the woman revealed about the murder of a 5-year old Yazidi girl.
As per the formal charge against Jennifer, she and her husband bought a 5-year-old Yazidi girl as a slave in the summer of 2015. The girl was allegedly a Prisoner of War(PoW) when ISIS had invaded and occupied northern Iraq in 2014 and sold Yazidi women and girls as slaves. They were bounded by ISIS’s sex codes and Quran endorsed rapes.
According to the German authorities, the girl child was tied up by Jennifer’s husband and left to die of thirst. The defendant’s husband chained up the girl in the scorching heat and left her to die after she fell ill and wet her mattress. Jennifer allowed her husband to do what he wanted and displayed no intention of saving the girl.
Jennifer is now being prosecuted for crimes such as “membership of a terrorist organization, weapons violation, murder and, specifically, murder as a war crime,” as reported by CNN. These crimes can send her to life imprisonment.
The girl child’s mother was also allegedly enslaved by Jennifer and her husband is expected to testify in the court against Jennifer. The prosecution counsel Amal Clooney said that her client wishes to see the justice served and lay bare the full account of the ordeal she and her daughter had to go through.
The officials are yet to identify Jennifer’s husband, who is a member of ISIS. Jennifer laid bare her entire journey through Turkey, Syria, and Iraq to join ISIS. Prosecutors allege that Jennifer worked as an enforcer for the morality code for women in the Iraqi cities Fallujah and Mosul. “She ensured that all the women residents of Islamic State preserved and maintained the IS codes regarding dress and behavior,” prosecutors said.