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German court finds ex-Islamic State member guilty of genocide

Frankfurt's higher regional court has found a 29-year-old guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity resulting in death, sentencing him to life in prison. The Frankfurt case is the first in the world to decide whether a former member of the so-called Islamic State group played a role in the attempted genocide of the Yazidi religious group. The defendant passed out when the verdict was read aloud in court.

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