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Citizen of Kyrgyzstan sentenced to death in Iraq

A citizen of Kyrgyzstan was sentenced to death in Iraq. BBC Russian service reported.

According to it, the court in Iraq sentenced seven foreign women to life imprisonment or death for participation in the activities of the extremist group «Islamic State,» banned in many countries.

Two Russian women and one French woman were among the imprisoned for life. Four women — three from Azerbaijan and one from the Kyrgyz Republic — were sentenced to death.

«We have not received confirmation of the facts of citizenship and the punishment itself so far. But we continue finding it out,» the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Kyrgyzstan informed 24.kg news agency.

Earlier, an information about three Kyrgyz citizens with ten minor children awaiting trial in a Baghdad prison appeared in the Russian media. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic said that no one had asked it for help.

The Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Kuwait also held a meeting with the Consul of the Embassy of Iraq in Kuwait.