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[size=36]France proposes setting up an international tribunal to prosecute foreign militants in Iraq[/size]
BAGHDAD scales News
reported French Justice Minister Nicole Bjelobah, discussing European countries , " the idea of " the formation of an international tribunal in Iraq to prosecute foreign elements in the organization of "Daesh".
"This is an idea that was put forward at the European level with a number of my colleagues from the ministers of interior and justice," Nicole told the Monte Carlo radio station. "These discussions are taking place within the framework of the Vendome Group, which includes the ministers of justice of Germany, Spain and Italy."
"The court is only a working hypothesis, and it will be established in the place concerned, not in Syria most likely, perhaps in Iraq," she said.
"The court can work with the participation of European, French and Iraqi judges."
The French justice minister said the "difficulties", as "Iraq's consent must be obtained, and conditions be put forward, especially the requirement of the death penalty to be prohibited"
"We have repeatedly told Iraq that the death penalty should not be applied," the French official said. "There are ongoing discussions, and we are preparing to avoid the punishment of the people we bear responsibility for."
Eleven French nationals arrested in Syria and tried in Iraq for belonging to an advocacy organization were sentenced to death in France, particularly by lawyers specializing in criminal cases.
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