ISIS executes an allegedly gay man in Syria's Raqqa. File photo
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DUHOK – Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Friday executed a young Iraqi man by throwing him from the top of a building on charges of being gay.
ISIS extremists detained the young man in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province under the pretext that he was “a homosexual“.
“The young man was brutally thrown from the top of a tall building in front of dozens of people,” a local media activist told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.
ISIS has also released a videotape showing the execution of the young man and the beheading of others that, according to the group, have violated the Caliphate’s rules.
“Those who dare to oppose Allah’s Sharia and the Caliphate’s rules deserve punishment,” an ISIS jihadi said before his fellow militants conducted the execution.
Speaking to ARA News, head of Nineveh media centre Raafat al-Zarari said: “Civilians who live under ISIS suppression are forced to follow any order by the group, otherwise they could get killed. It’s a bitter reality in territories held by this terror group.”
The ISIS-linked Sharia Court had issued a decision to execute every gay man by throwing him from the top of a building, according to eyewitnesses.
Over the past three years, the extremist group has executed dozens of allegedly gay men in its areas of control in Syria and Iraq.
Reporting by: Eyaz Ciziri
Source: ARA News