ERBIL – On Tuesday, the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) burned twenty media activists to death in Iraq’s northwestern city of Mosul.
The victims, who have been arrested in separate raids earlier this months, were executed on charges of leaking security information to “hostile parties”.
After interrogations, the ISIS-led Sharia Court in Mosul issued a decision to burn the activists to death in a public square in al-Houd district in Mosul.
“The horrific execution was conducted in front of dozens of people in al-Houd, including some family members of the victims,” a local source told ARA News under the condition of anonymity for security concerns.
“The victims were burned to death on charges of leaking information about the group’s security movements in Mosul. However, they have been reporting on the brutal atrocities carried out by Daesh against civilians,” the source said, using another acronym for ISIS.
“Their only crime was trying to deliver stories about the daily lives of citizens under Daesh rule.”
Over the past few years, dozens of media activists and journalists have been exposed to arrest, torture and execution at the hands of ISIS militants across Syria and Iraq.
Reporting by: Salar Qassim
Source: ARA News
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