“This prosecution unmasked the vicious and sadistic ISIS Beatles,” said First Assistant US Attorney Raj Parekh, noting that Elsheikh and the other Beatles always wore masks when they appeared in front of their hostages.
All but Ms Mueller were executed in videotaped beheadings circulated online. Ms Mueller was forced into slavery and raped multiple times by IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi before she was killed.
In this 30 March 2019, file photo, Alexanda Amon Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh speak during an interview at a security center in Kobani, Syria. Source: AP / AP
They were among 26 hostages taken captive between 2012 and 2015 when the IS group controlled large swaths of Iraq and Syria.
He said when Elsheikh and the Beatles beat him up, it was almost a relief.
James Foley was among 26 hostages taken captive between 2012 and 2015 when the IS group controlled large swaths of Iraq and Syria. Source: AAP / AP
“Now I knew I could only concentrate on my pain, which is much easier than being alone with your thoughts,” he said.
“Hatred truly overwhelmed your humanity,” she told Elsheikh on Friday, which was the eighth anniversary of Mr Foley’s beheading.
Diane Foley, the mother of James Foley, centre, accompanied by Carl and Marsha Mueller, the parents of Kayla Mueller, after the sentencing of El Shafee Elsheikh on Friday, 19 August 2022. Source: AAP / AP
At trial, surviving hostages testified that they dreaded the Beatles’ appearance at the various prisons to which they were constantly shuttled and relocated.
Denial of responsibility! insideheadline is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – firstname.lastname@example.org. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.