German jihadi Nils D. has been found guilty of torturing a man to death while serving as guard at an “Islamic State” prison.
A Düsseldorf court has sentenced a German national to 10 years behind bars for murder on Friday. The man, named as Nils D. under German privacy laws, tortured a man to death at a prison run by the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) group in Manbij, Syria, in 2014.The now-31-year-old was a member of the “Lohberg Brigade”, a group of Islamist extremists from the Dinslaken-Lohberg region, north of Dusseldorf. Members of the group had traveled to Syria in order to join the “IS”.
Nils D. was guarding one of the terror group’s prisons in Manbij, a city located near Syria’s border with Turkey. According to the court, he took part in punishing a prisoner which resulted in the man’s death.
He had initially been charged with the torture and murder of three prisoners, but was acquitted on two of those cases.