17 mai 2018

Judging jihadists in Syrian Kurdistan: a political hot potato

al-monitor.com

Shunned by both their Western governments and their Kurdish jailers, foreign men and women who joined the Islamic State group are lingering in detention in northern Syria. When IS's self-proclaimed caliphate crumbled in 2017, the Kurdish forces that govern swathes of Syria's north rounded up thousands of IS fighters from 40 different countries. It was up to local courts to try them, but so far only native hardliners have been sentenced. Last year, judge Rasho Kanaan and his colleagues tried [...]