His German wife, Jennifer Wenisch, 30, was sentenced in October for 10 years for helping her husband Taha al-Jumailly in the persecution of Yazidis.
In a significant verdict in Germany, a court in Frankfurt sentenced ISIS terrorist Taha al-Jumailly for life for the persecution of Yazidis in ISIS-held territory in Syria-Iraq. His German wife, Jennifer Wenisch, was sentenced to 10 years in October this year for helping her husband in the persecution of Yazidis.
Among other crimes, al-Jumailly was found to chain a 5-year-old Yazidi girl and scorch her to death. She had wet her mattress at night, and this had infuriated terrorist al-Jumailly. He had also chained and tortured her mother, Nora.
"Today's ruling is a significant victory in our ongoing battle for justice. The horrific crimes committed by this ISIS member have been recognised and met with appropriate punishment. Al-Jumailly enslaved a Yezidi woman and her daughter. He chained the five-year-old child to a fence in the heat until she died. He will remain in prison for his entire life, but our quest will continue unabated as Yezidis pursue justice in every jurisdiction possible", Free Yezidi Foundation said in a statement.
The ISIS terrorists had captured 88,000 sq km in Iraq and Syria and declared it Islamic Caliphate, headed by terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The Yazidis, a Kurdish-speaking Muslim minority, live in Iraq and Syria. When ISIS had captured parts of Iraq and Syria, it enslaved many Yazidi women as sex slaves.
In its statement, Free Yezidi Foundation said, "It must be noted that this case was brought forward by German authorities when Al Jumailly's wife, Jennifer Wenisch, unwittingly explained the crimes they committed to an FBI informant that she thought was an ISIS member."
It added, "How many ISIS members guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity, slavery, rape, and murder are yet to be prosecuted? We call upon law enforcement authorities, particularly in Europe, to accelerate investigation and indictment of their citizens who participated in these crimes."
According to Germany's international criminal code, "a person is deemed to have committed genocide if they have killed, caused serious bodily or mental harm to a member of a group, or moved a child by force, with the intent of destroying "in whole or in part, a national, racial, religious or ethnic group"."
On October 27, 2019, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi blew himself up when US forces surrounded him. The area held captive by ISIS was freed.
Yazidi Nadia Murad was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for "efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict." She was held captive by ISIS and subjected to rape on multiple occasions. Nadia documented the horror in her book "The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State". Her book event in Canada was cancelled on November 22 this year as it would fuel Islamophobia.