Sweden finds woman guilty for committing war crimes in Syria

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – Gothenburg District Court sentenced on Wednesday a woman to three months in prison for belonging to Islamic State (ISIS) and involving in war crimes in Raqqa Governorate, northern Syria, in 2014.

Fatosh Ibrahim, 35, from Gothenburg, on Sweden’s west coast, posted photos from Syria of herself with severed heads impaled on the fence of Naim roundabout in Raqqa on her social media accounts in 2014.

Ibrahim commented on the photos, “mutilated bodies” hinting the people in the pictures.

The court said in its ruling that Ibrahim posted “disparaging comments” about the bodies in the photos, expressing that they deserve what happened to them.

She said in the court, “I posted the pictures on Facebook, I don’t know what I was thinking. I was war wounded.”

Ibrahim has two siblings who belonged to ISIS and later all of them returned home.

Ibrahim claimed that she did not travel to Syria to join ISIS, as she travelled to Syria in 2012 and was forced to stay there, and ISIS came in 2013.

Ibrahim’s first husband was British-Pakistani, who died in 2013; while her last husband is currently imprisoned in Australia.

Reporting by Emma Jamal