ERBIL— Some 2,625 people have been arrested by Kurdistan security forces for suspected links with the Islamic State (IS) organization since 2014, stated the Chairman of Kurdistan Region's Committee for Evaluating and Responding to International Reports.
Dinar Zebari said on Wednesday out of this number, some 1,110 cases have been convicted of membership with the extremists and have received sentences ranging from three years in jail to life imprisonment.
According to the official, in the same duration some 870 cases were proved innocent and set free.
The investigation with 672 cases is still ongoing, Zebari remarked.
The IS suspects are treated as the rest of the detained individuals with equality before the law and the right to counsel and defend themselves, the official added.