Aleppo – Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Thursday executed a young Syrian man by throwing him from the top of a building on charges of being gay.
The victim was arrested by the ISIS-led Islamic Police, also known as Diwan al-Hisba, in the Maskana district east of Aleppo under the pretext that he was “a homosexual”.
“The young man was brutally thrown from the top of a building in front of hundreds of people in central Maskana,” local media activist Issa Battal told ARA News.
ISIS has also released a videotape showing the man’s execution by a masked militant.
“Those who dare to oppose and violate Allah’s Sharia and the Caliphate’s rules deserve merciless punishment,” an ISIS jihadist said in a statement to the crowd that gathered to witness the execution.
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 local sources.
Over the past three years, the extremist group has executed dozens of allegedly gay men in its areas of control in Syria and Iraq.
“Islamic State militants have been carrying out brutal atrocities against civilians, punishing people on baseless charges only to show off their power over unarmed, peaceful civilians,” human rights activist Muzaffar al-Berro told ARA News. “Apparently the group won’t stop such atrocities as long as it controls towns and villages across Syria and governs the people of those areas.”
Reporting by: Helin Saeed | Source: ARA News