An Iraqi court has sentenced a French woman to life in prison for membership in the Islamic State (IS) extremist group.
Melina Boughedir, a mother of four, was initially sentenced to six months in prison for entering the country illegally.
However, the court ordered a retrial after prosecutors presented new evidence, including photos of her French husband posing with IS fighters.
On June 3, Boughedir, 27, was found guilty of belonging to IS and handed a life sentence — which in Iraq is equivalent to 20 years.
The verdict can be appealed.
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