France prosecutes a French ISIS for crimes in Syria

A French court in Paris sentenced Tyler Velos, a leader of ISIS and the French terrorist network, on Friday, to 30 years in prison, after he was convicted of committing crimes in Syria between 2013 and 2015.

Addressing the convict, the President of the Court of Cassation said that the court "decided not to sentence you to life imprisonment, which was something that it was able to do", after I found him guilty of all charges against him, including the execution of two prisoners, according to Al Ain News.

He added that the court decided to reduce the sentence to 30 years in prison because it wanted to "leave you a ray of hope so that you can change for the better."

The judge indicated that the convicted person must serve at least two-thirds of the sentence behind bars, meaning that he will not benefit from any conditional release before he has spent at least 20 years in prison.

Tyler Velus is one of the first French "terrorists" who left their country for Syria, where he first arrived at the end of 2012, and he is also one of the few French "terrorists" who have not been killed and returned to their country.

With the support of the international coalition, the SDF was able to eliminate ISIS geographically in March 2019, and had arrested thousands of mercenaries in combat since 2014.

There are about 19,000 ISIS from more than 50 nationalities in the prisons of the SDF in northern and eastern Syria, but countries refuse to transfer their nationals who have joined ISIS to their countries and prosecute them, and they also refuse to establish an international court to try them in northern and eastern Syria.



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