Paris is considering mechanism to prosecute foreign mercenaries of Daesh

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has announced that an international "legal mechanism" is being studied to prosecute mercenaries detained by SDF in northern and eastern Syria.

"The possibility of establishing a specific legal mechanism" that may be inspired by other examples of the international judicial system, as happened for Kosovo or the African continent, is being considered without further details, Laudrian told Le Parisien newspaper.

He rejected any comparison with the Nuremberg tribunal that prosecuted Nazi officials after 1945. "It's a historically heavy comparison," he said.

The French government is "ready" to repatriate mercenary children, he said, the French orphans, after the return of five to France in March, which was received from the Department of Foreign Relations of the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.

France opposes the return of men and women who will be tried "wherever they commit their crimes," according to the minister, who said he was only willing to study the files of children jailed with their mothers in camps "on a case-by-case basis."

SDF has called on all countries to return foreign mercenaries and try them in their own countries, but no one has responded to this demand. Therefore, the Autonomous Administration has called for the establishment of an international tribunal in northeastern Syria.




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