Iraq begins criminal proceedings against German ISIS schoolgirl

Iraq begins criminal proceedings against German ISIS schoolgirl

WAAR-DUHOK:

Iraqi authorities have started criminal proceedings against a German teenager who was captures after joining the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Linda Wenzel, 16, was formally charged along with three other German women following their capture during the fall of Mosul in July, German newspaper Der Spiegel reported.

The move marks a blow to the efforts of German authorities who had been working to have the women extradited back to their home country.

Despite the development, German diplomats are said to have remained confident that the 16-year-old will not be sentenced to death, Der Spiegel reported.

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