Islamic State militants stone Syrian woman to death


Militants of the Islamic State. File photo

ARA News

Urfa, Turkey – Al-Qaeda splinter group of the Islamic State (previously known as ‘ISIL’) stoned a woman to death in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

The woman, known as member of al-Hwida Arab tribe in Raqqa, was accused of “committing adultery”, which (according to ISIL militants’ strict Islamic rules) required stoning her to death as a punishment.

Speaking to ARA News, local sources in Raqqa confirmed that the execution was carried out in a public in central Raqqa on Thursday evening.

The media center of the Islamic State in Raqqa reported that the decision of stoning the women by members of the group came after the “recitation of a statement by stoning sentence, referring to the ‘rule of stoning in the Islamic law in the case of availability of evidence on a married woman for committing adultery'”.

Ridwan Atto, Syrian civil rights activist, stated to ARA News that the Islamic State group continues to commit violations of human rights “with the most brutal ways”, by torturing and killing people in public without resorting to any civil courts.

“These actions are being taken by the Islamic State without any lega procedures and in the shadow of absence of clear evidence,” Atto said.

Noteworthy, the Islamic State committed many acts that are considered by activists ‘violations’ such as crucifying young people in several cities on charges of smoking, or in the case of having food in front of people during Ramadan, after imposing strict restrictions on people.


Reporting by: Ridwan Bizar

Source: ARA News

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