THIS IS SCARY: Iraqi twin brothers linked to ISIS massacre are detained in…
- Iraqi twin brothers detained in Finland on suspicion of killing 11 people
- The two men, 23, were found in a Finnish refugee center, local media claim
- Both men have pleaded not guilty in proceedings kept behind close doors
- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
A Finnish court remanded in custody Iraqi twin brothers suspected of killing 11 people in a massacre by the Islamic State group in Iraq in 2014.
‘The Tampere district court has remanded in custody, upon the National Bureau of Investigation’s (NBI) request, two men who are suspected of 11 murders with terrorist intent,’ the NBI said in a statement after the court’s hearing.
The two men, both 23, pleaded not guilty on suspicion of shooting dead 11 unarmed captives during a massacre in the Iraqi city of Tikrit in June 2014.
In July 2015, IS released footage of the massacre in which it executed hundreds of mostly-Shiite military recruits captured at the Speicher military base in Tikrit, hometown of late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
The highest estimates put the number of executed cadets at 1,700.
Raty said that the IS video of the massacre was a central piece of evidence in the investigation.
‘The nature of the crime is visible in the video… They (the suspects) were not hooded,’ he said.
Raty told Finnish public broadcaster YLE earlier that ‘the victims were lying on the ground and they were shot one by one.’
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