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 militant group, the judiciary's news website Mizanonline quoted prosecutor Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi as saying.
‘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.
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Another Iraqi activist killed as UN accuses ‘militias’
US imposes new sanctions on Iran airline over proliferation
Ethiopia PM collects Nobel Prize and urges unity against hatred
Protests, blasts hit Iraq’s south as demos continue
160 Palestinian cars vandalised
Lebanese protesters throw trash at politicians’ houses in Tripoli
Iraqis rally against govt as Western envoys summoned
Hariri re-emerges as PM candidate
Two Palestinians injured after air strike in Gaza