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German woman allegedly took her 6-year-old daughter to watch IS stoning

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Federal prosecutors say a German who allegedly took his young daughter to watch a woman being stoned to death while in territory held by Islamic State in Syria has been charged with membership in the extremist group and other offenses

BERLIN — A German woman who allegedly took her young daughter to see a woman being stoned to death while in Islamic State-held Syrian territory has been charged with membership in the extremist group and other offenses, reports said. federal prosecutors on Friday.

The woman, identified only as Romiena S. in accordance with German privacy laws, was arrested at Frankfurt airport upon her arrival on October 7 among a group of women and children repatriated from a camp in northeast Syria where suspected ISIS members were being held.

She was charged in a court in the northern city of Celle with membership in a foreign terrorist organization, recruiting members for the group, crimes against humanity, kidnapping a minor, violation of her duties of care and education and felony approval, prosecutors said in a statement.

The suspect traveled to Syria in late 2014 with a 16-year-old girl she had persuaded to join her, prosecutors said. They said she took her 4-year-old daughter, against the child’s father’s wishes.

In Syria, she married several ISIS members, prosecutors say. She raised her Syrian-born daughter and two sons in line with IS ideology, taking the daughter – then 6 – to the stoning of a woman and showing her execution videos, it said. they stated.

She is also accused of exploiting a Yazidi woman enslaved by the extremist group for a few days in 2016, ordering her to do chores at a slave trader in Raqqa and guarding her while she went. in the city.

The suspect also posted messages on Twitter supporting extremist attacks in Nice, France, and Würzburg, Germany, in 2016, prosecutors said.

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