Schoolgirl from Germany who joined ISIS could still get the death penalty

A German schoolgirl who fled to join Daesh could face the death penalty, Iraq’s prime minister has hinted.

Haider al-Abadi confirmed that the country was still considering what charges to bring against Linda Wenzel and that the death penalty was still on the cards.

Al-Abadi said: ‘You know teenagers under certain laws, they are accountable for their actions especially if the act is a criminal activity when it amounts to killing innocent people.’

The Iraqi PM said that Linda Wenzel is currently still jailed in a Baghdad prison and that it would be ‘a case for the courts’ to decide if prosecutors will demand the death penalty.

Her father Reiner Wenzel said: ‘I want so much that my Linda comes home again healthy. I will always be there for her.’

According to local media, the latest words of the Iraqi PM have him even more worried than before.

Wenzel said: ‘I fear for her. The authorities absolutely have to bring her to Germany so that she can get a fair trial.’

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