Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – A Dutch court sentenced four women to prison sentences for up to three years on charges of being Islamic State (ISIS) members and complicity in “terrorist crimes” after being repatriated from a camp in northeast Syria last year.
“The women traveled to the battlefields in Syria and Iraq knowing that a war was going on there. They have joined ISIS there. Their husbands had positions with IS,” Dutch judges said in a statement by the Rotterdam District Court.
The four were part of a group of five Dutch women and 11 children who were repatriated back to the Netherlands last February
“The sentences imposed vary from 30 to 36 months in prison, of which 12 to 15 months are suspended,” the judges’ statement added.
However, the court also stated that “the women have explicitly renounced the IS ideology.”
Over 50,000 ISIS-linked people are kept in the notorious al-Hol camp in Hasaka province, while thousands of others are kept in Roj camp.