Party of Dutch PM wants capital punishment for Dutch ISIS fighters; Foreign Min. disagrees

Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok came out against his fellow conservative VVD party members on Friday, saying he was opposed to any suggestion that Dutch people who joined ISIS should receive capital punishment in Iraq. Some MPs in the party, which is led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, said that Dutch enemy combatants should face trial in Iraq where they would be eligible for the death penalty.
“That can be the ultimate consequence,” said Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius, a VVD parliamentarian, according to the ANP newswire.Submitted by Zack Newmark on November 8, 2019 – 15:50

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