Judgment contains legal errors: IS returnee Jennifer W. faces harsher punishment

Judgment contains legal errors: IS returnee Jennifer W. faces harsher punishment

Judgment contains errors of law IS returnee Jennifer W. faces harsher punishment

03/09/2023 11:28 am

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The Munich Higher Regional Court wrongly assumed that the offense was less serious.

IS returnee Jennifer W. is sentenced to ten years in prison for crimes against humanity, but the verdict contains legal errors. This has now been confirmed by the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe. The penalty must be decided again.

The Munich Higher Regional Court must now decide on the punishment for the Lower Saxony IS returnee Jennifer W., who is said to have watched the death of an enslaved girl in Iraq. The Federal Court of Justice declared in Karlsruhe that the Munich judgment contained legal errors. The appeal by the Attorney General was successful. (Az. 3 Str 246/22)

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W. was sentenced to two terms of imprisonment in Munich in October 2021 for various violations of the law, which were combined into a total sentence of ten years in prison. For crimes against humanity through enslavement, the Higher Regional Court imposed nine years. It assumed that the case was less serious, but made legal errors, as the BGH has now decided.

Another senate of the Higher Regional Court must now negotiate and decide again on this part of the sentence and thus also on the overall sentence. W. himself also appealed to the BGH with an appeal. However, this was rejected on Thursday.

Quelle: ntv.de, lar/AFP

SUBJECTS

  • Islamic State
  • terrorism
  • crime
  • Federal Court of Justice
  • justice
  • processes

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