Levent Ö. 33-years old, a German citizen and should have worked according to the Iraqi authorities as a trainer for the terror militia “Islamic state” in the city of Rakka. The Foreign office is now seeking to have the case of those sentenced to death Ö.

The Federal government is in close contact with the Iraqi authorities. The MIRROR reported at the weekend, a criminal court in Baghdad to have the 33-year-old Levent Ö. in the past week due to active participation in hostilities sentenced to death (read more here).

Kurdish fighters had taken from Gladbeck ordinary man ends in November 2017, in the Iraqi-Syrian border area. He was then turned over to U.S. forces, the him in April of 2018 to the Iraqi justice transferred.

Already in 2014 than threat

Levent Ö. denied the allegations against him in the proceedings in Baghdad. The German Embassy in Baghdad had given to him for the procedure a lawyer. They observed the procedure and care of the Condemned consular.

The man was traveling in 2013 with his wife in the civil war area. Because of its radicalism, the police in Gelsenkirchen in 2014 ranked him as the Islamist threat. The Federal government has informed the Iraqi side that it is in any case against the death penalty.


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