Stockholm: A Swedish lady has been charged with battle crimes for serving to enlist her 12-year-old son to combat as a baby soldier in Syria, the place he was killed within the civil battle, prosecutors stated on Tuesday.
The 49-year-old lady, a Swedish citizen who returned from Syria in 2020, is the primary particular person identified to have been charged in Sweden with aiding the recruitment of her personal minor son as a baby soldier.
The boy, born in 2001, fought starting in 2013 for teams which embrace Islamic State. He died in 2017. Authorities launched no additional figuring out particulars in regards to the mom or her baby.
The lady denies the cost, her lawyer, Mikael Westerlund, stated. If discovered responsible she faces a minimal jail sentence of 4 years, prosecutor Reena Devgun stated.
In keeping with the United Nations, recruiting and utilizing kids below the age of 15 as troopers is prohibited below worldwide humanitarian regulation and recognised as a battle crime by the Worldwide Prison Courtroom.
Underneath Swedish regulation, courts can strive individuals for crimes in opposition to worldwide regulation dedicated overseas. The trial will begin on Monday, January 10.