Life imprisonment for an Iraqi criminal who raped a girl and threw her in a sanitary landfill

The Directorate of Crime Prevention in Baghdad announced the issuance of a life sentence for "a criminal who raped a 13-year-old girl, beat her and threw her in a sanitary landfill", but she survived.

Iraqi law includes life or temporary imprisonment, as a penalty in the event of rape of a girl or a male under the age of eighteen.

The crime of rape is considered a felony in Iraqi law, and it is considered an aggravating circumstance if the act occurs in cases that include that the person against whom the crime is committed has not reached the full eighteen years of age, or, if the act leads to the death of the victim, and if the victim is a virgin, the court must rule She is entitled to appropriate compensation, according to Article 393 of the Penal Code.

In February 2020, Iraqis followed up with shock the details of a heinous crime that claimed the victim of the 8-year-old girl, Fatim, from the city of Nasiriyah in the south of the country, who was raped before she died when she was returning home after taking an exam at school.

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