French jihadi wives captured by Kurds want to face trial in ‘real country’

Lawyers representing a group of French jihadi wives being held captive by Kurdish fighters in Syria have filed a complaint for not letting the women face trial at home, on the grounds that Syrian Kurdistan is not a “real country.”

A group of around 40 radicalized French women, along with their children and several men, are currently being held in Syria by Kurdish forces after being captured in formerly Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL)-held territory. The issue of what to do with them has been raging in the French media, and now, their team of lawyers have announced they plan to sue the government so the women can trade their cells in the Middle East for ones closer to the Champs-Élysées.

Let the Kurds deal with them.