On September 2, a former ISIS terrorist pleaded guilty to the “barbaric” kidnapping, torture and death of four Americans, two of whom were journalists. The Ministry of Justice announced.
Former British citizen Alexander Amon Kotey (Alexander Amon Kotey) served as an ISIS terrorist and participated in the capture of American and European hostages in Syria.
He was one of four American citizens executed in 2014; James Wright Foley, Kayla Jean Mueller, Steven Joel Sotloff and Peter Edward Kassig, all of whom died as hostages while in ISIS detention.
The 37-year-old Kotey also participated in hostage operations involving British, Italian, Danish and German nationals.
According to court records, Kotey and two other ISIS members supervised the prisons and detention facilities where the terrorist organization held hostages, and were responsible for the transfer of hostages between detention facilities.
The former ISIS activist implemented a “long-term model” of physical and psychological violence against the hostages in order to “control” them and force the families of the victims and the US government to pay a large ransom for their release.
Normally, this ends with a public beheading, and these videos are recorded and uploaded online. This is the case with American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, aid workers Peter Kassig, and British citizens David Haines and Alan Henning.
The case of Kotey and the 33-year-old suspected accomplice El Shafee Elsheikh is still pending trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. They were arrested together in January 2018 when the Syrian Democratic Forces tried to flee Syria for Turkey.
Another member of the organization, Mohamed Emwazi (Mohamed Emwazi), was killed in a US military airstrike on Syria in November 2015. He took a video of his beheading.
Kotey pleaded guilty to all crimes charged in the eight indictments, including one count of conspiracy to take hostages leading to death; four counts of taking hostage leading to the deaths of four Americans, and one conspiracy to murder a U.S. citizen outside the U.S. Charges; one count of conspiracy to provide material support or resources to terrorists leading to the death of nationals of the United States, Britain and Japan; and one count of conspiracy to provide material support or resources to designated foreign terrorist organizations to cause nationals of the United States, Britain and Japan The charge of death.
He is now facing mandatory life imprisonment and is scheduled to be sentenced by the US District Senior Judge TS Ellis on March 4, 2022.
The Acting Assistant Attorney General Marklesco of the Department of National Security of the Ministry of Justice said in a statement: “This confession ensures that Kotai will spend the rest of his life in prison because he committed a terrible crime.” statement.
“Although there is still a lot of work to be done in this case, we hope that today’s incident can provide a certain degree of justice for Kotey’s victims and their families as they continue to grieve for the loss of their loved ones. I want to thank you for this investigation. And all the agents, analysts, and prosecutors who worked tirelessly in the prosecution – their efforts prove that the NSA and our partners will not be held accountable for terrorists who target and attack U.S. citizens anywhere. Stop it. In the world.”
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times