Police car in front of the court in Halle an der Saale: suspended sentence imposed
Photo: Heiko Rebsch / dpa
The Naumburg Higher Regional Court has sentenced a former IS fighter to a two-year suspended sentence.
A court spokesman said shortly after the non-public pronouncement of the verdict in Halle an der (Saale) that the 22-year-old is now leaving the court at large.
Nevertheless, the first criminal protection senate found the accused guilty of several charges, it said.
Accordingly, the court saw membership in a foreign terrorist organization and a violation of the Weapons Act and the War Weapons Control Act as proven.
However, the court acquitted the accused of the charge of aiding and abetting a crime against humanity.
Woman owned gun
In 2015, the then 15-year-old suspect joined the terrorist militia "Islamic State" (IS) in Syria, the spokesman said.
There she married an IS fighter, owned a firearm and temporarily had "power over a Kalashnikov" - a weapon that is subject to the War Weapons Control Act.
However, the court did not see sufficient evidence of the alleged aid in keeping a Yazidi slave.
The verdict is not yet legally binding.
The accused can appeal against the verdict within a week.