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Friday 19 April 2019
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AG to verify reports of TT woman sentenced to death in Iraq

GOVERNMENT is making enquiries regarding reports that a TT woman was among six people sentenced to death in Iraq for having links to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

At a press conference yesterday, Al-Rawi said he had no personal knowledge of the reports but had been asked questions by media earlier in the day.

He said the State was making enquiries to determine the authenticity of the information. UK news outlet Daily Mail, on Tuesday, published that five women from Azerbaijan, and a woman from TT were condemned to death. Newsday contacted head of the Islamic Front Umar Abdullah yesterday, who said he had information that a TT woman had been sentenced to death.

“There was a group of women and children held in a refugee camp in Iraq and we had called on Government to look into the affairs of these people. They had sent a request to Immigration Division to get their travel documents. The Government did nothing to get our citizens back home. I suspect this woman is one of these individuals,” Abdullah said.

“It is a sad state of affairs. We want the government to take note that these individuals are our countrymen and we need to pay attention to the oppressive type of legislative actions taken against them in other countries.”

He said the State needed to step up and treat with these matters as it was inappropriate to allow other countries to treat TT citizens that way.

“We have to be very sensitive to these matters. Government should use all diplomatic channels to get necessary information and try to get these people back in TT. Let them be tried under our laws and our constitution.”

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