World NewsSwiss-Italian woman with Islamic State ties convicted in brutal stabbing

Swiss-Italian woman with Islamic State ties convicted in brutal stabbing

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Switzerland’s federal legal court docket on Monday convicted a Swiss-Italian girl of tried homicide and ties to the banned radical group Islamic State over the stabbing of two girls in a division retailer.

She was handed a nine-year jail sentence.

The attacker, who’s in her late 20s however was not recognized by identify, was additionally convicted Monday by the court docket within the city of Bellinzona of “repeated unlawful apply of prostitution,” the court docket mentioned. Regulated prostitution is allowed in Switzerland.

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The decision follows a four-day trial in late August and early September over the Nov. 24, 2020, assault within the Manor chain division retailer within the southern Swiss metropolis of Lugano.

Lady convicted of tried homicide within the stabbing of two girls in a Swiss department shops has additionally been convicted of “repeated unlawful apply of prostitution,” within the city of Bellinzona prior to now.
( Erica Denhoff/Icon Sportswire through Getty Pictures)

The suspect was shortly detained and the 2 girls who had been attacked — seemingly at random — survived. Regional police mentioned on the time that one had sustained severe however not life-threatening accidents, and the opposite had minor accidents.

In its ruling, the court docket mentioned the attacker had used a knife to attempt to decapitate the victims “whereas praising ISIS” — an acronym for the unconventional Islamic State group — in a premeditated method.

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“For the court docket, the defendant acted with a complete absence of scruples, a very odious motive and objective, and confirmed no indicators of desirous to repent or make severe apologies, both through the investigation or court docket proceedings,” the court docket mentioned in a press release.

The assault was a uncommon occasion of violence linked to radical Islamic extremism in Switzerland, which was largely spared the wave of such violence that has hit different nations in Europe and around the globe over the previous 20 years.

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