German representatives are probing claims by a Yazidi girl that she was supposedly threatened by her ex Islamic State captor in Germany, a speaker for that nation’s Federal Court of Justice told media people.
The female named Ashwaq Haji Hami, has since departed Germany.
Frauke Koehler, a representative for federal prosecuting attorney at the Federal Court of Justice in Germany, stated that the subject is being probed under global criminal code.
“The federal prosecutor would like to have asked the witness [Hami]. However, the witness had already left Germany when the federal prosecutor’s office had taken over the investigation in June 2018,” Koehler stated.
Koehler also said that Hami did not present “exact data” regarding the suspect that would have aided authorities recognize him. But, she did stress that agencies are taking the claims critically and would perform their search methodically to bring those accountable for committing atrocities in opposition to Yazidis to impartiality.
Yazidis are a spiritual minority group mainly residing in Iraq.
“Even the name [Abu Hammam] could not be traced back to a real person [living in Germany],” Koehler added.
Koehler also stated that the challenge of probing disturbed victims to gather the essential proof against potential offenders.
The 19 year old Yazidi girl from Iraq’s Sinjar area, recently revealed her encounter in Germany with an ex IS fighter who supposedly kept her in imprisonment for a number of months in the year 2014.
She recognized the person she met in Germany as Abu Hammam al-Iraqi, whom she claims she ran two times in Germany where she got settled in the year 2015 before returning to Iraq in the year 2018.
“I am ready to confront this man in court. I will do whatever it takes to have justice, even if my follow-up of the issue takes 1,000 years,” Hami told.
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