Terror Trial in Munich – Reactions from Jennifer W. | Free press

Munich’s higher regional court is hearing the case of a 29-year-old who is said to have stood by as a little girl died of thirst. For the first time, she makes a statement about the allegations.

Munich (dpa) – Jennifer W., who was charged with murder and membership in a terrorist organization, made her first statement on the allegations before the Higher Regional Court (OLG) Munich on Wednesday.

In a statement read by her lawyer Seda Başay-Yıldız, she admitted she had left Germany to marry a fighter from the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization. “I was just so dissatisfied with my life in Germany,” the statement said. That is why she flew from Münster / Osnabrück Airport to Istanbul in August 2014 to continue on to Syria.

After staying in several women’s shelters, she initially married an IS fighter who, however, fell out of favor because he had fled a training camp. After about a month, the man divorced. In June 2015, she married the man accused of chaining a five-year-old Yazidi girl in the courtyard in Iraq and killing her of thirst. The 29-year-old woman from Lohne, Lower Saxony, is charged with murder by default because she is said to have watched the little child die of thirst without doing anything.

The trial began in April 2019 and should have ended a long time ago. Most recently, a criminal case against the two defense attorneys over the allegation they quoted from a non-public trial in Düsseldorf and debates over a third attorney for the defendant dragged out the hearing. In mid-February, the court had set new dates for the trial. The verdict may therefore not be pronounced until the summer. The defendant’s husband is currently on trial in Frankfurt in a separate trial.

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