German ‘IS’ jihadi spared death sentence in Iraq

A death penalty handed down to a German woman of Moroccan origin in Iraq has been commuted to life sentence, German foreign ministry sources confirmed Tuesday.

The reduction resulted from an appeal. A life sentence in Iraq usually translates to 20 years in jail, or 15 years with good behavior.

The woman, identified as Lamia K., was sentenced to death in January for providing logistical support and helping “Islamic State” (IS) militants carry out acts of terror.