Published: 2017-10-09 16:07
Last Updated: 2017-10-09 17:02
A woman who has been sentenced to three years in jail for advocating the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) has had her sentence reduced by half on Monday.
The State Security Court said this morning that their decision was driven by compassionate reasons, after taking into consideration that the offender is a mother of four.
During her hearing, the woman told the court: “I have four young children.” She later thanked them for reducing her sentence.
This is the court’s second case involving an ISIS-advocate.
The defendant who stood before the court today is one of two women arrested earlier this month for reportedly recruiting members to join ISIS.
The second woman is a prostitute from Irbid, who had allegedly contacted two of her clients through WhatsApp and asked them to join ISIS.
This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition