A schoolgirl who fled Germany with an Isis soldier when she was 15 years old could be executed in Baghdad after being captured in Mosul earlier this year. She has now met with her mother and sister as she languishes in a Baghdad prison.
Pulsnitz teenager Linda Wenzel, now 17 years old, described joining Isis as the decision that "ruined her life". Her role with Isis was to whip and abuse women who were not dressed appropriately, the Daily Mail reported.
She was smuggled into Syria through Istanbul after forging her mother's signature to buy a ticket from Germany.
Her mother, 48-year-old Katharina Wenzel, embraced Linda after a moment of awkward hesitation. "I do not know how I came up with the stupid idea to go to the Islamic State," Linda said to her mother. "I have ruined my life."
Linda was dressed in black clothing and wearing a head scarf. Her mother greeted her with a small Christmas-themed toy.
According to metro.co.uk, Linda's father Reiner Wenzel was greatly concerned his daughter would be executed. "I want so much that my Linda comes home again healthy. I will always be there for her. I fear for her. The authorities absolutely have to bring her to Germany so that she can get a fair trial."
If Linda avoids a death sentence, she could still spend the next 10 years in a Baghdad jail. She will front the court in January.