Iran Jails 16 Women for Joining Islamic State in Syria: Prosecutor
According to prosecutor Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi, the women had gone to Syria to support ... Daesh (Islamic State), had received terrorist training and carried out some operations there, and were arrested upon their return to Iran.
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Dubai: Sixteen women who went to Syria to join Islamic State have been jailed in Iran, a Tehran prosecutor said on Sunday.
The women were also ordered to pay back any money they had received from the Sunni Muslim jihadist group, the judiciary's news website Mizanonline quoted prosecutor Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi as saying. Islamic State considers Iran's majority Shia Muslims to be heretics.
"These women had gone to Syria to support ... Daesh (Islamic State), had received terrorist training and carried out some operations there, and were arrested upon their return to Iran," Jafari-Dolatabadi said. The report did not specify the length of the jail terms.
Separately, a Tehran court on Sunday held the fifth hearing in the trial of eight men suspected in the killing of 18 people at the parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's mausoleum last year - the first deadly attack claimed by Islamic State in Tehran.
Iran has said that the five gunmen and suicide bombers who were killed in the attacks had fought in the militants' strongholds in Syria and Iraq.
A total of 26 people have been charged in the case.
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