Isis widow sentenced to death by hanging in Iraq

A total of 12 convicted for their links to the extremists through their husbands despite arguing that they were not directly linked to violence

An Isis widow was sentenced to death by hanging and 11 others were jailed for life in a court in Iraq for their part in “acts of terrorism” waged by the Islamic extremists in the country.

The Turkish national, 48, who was condemned to death said she had travelled to join her husband in the group’s northern stronghold there because it had established strict Sharia law.

She was handed the sentence, despite her state defence team arguing that all 12 women – 11 from Turkey, one from Azerbaijan – had not been linked to violence, in the Baghdad court.