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Iraq - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (13.06.19)

Q : Is France prepared to pay the Iraqi authorities as they are demanding to commute the death sentences of French jihadist fighters to life in prison?
A : We have received no such demand. As the minister noted, we respect the sovereignty of the Iraqi state including that of its legal institutions, which have jurisdiction to judge French fighters belonging to Daesh. Three women detained in Iraq have already been given life sentences.
On the other hand, with respect to any death sentences (…)

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