ISIS throw ‘gay’ man off building

February 4, 2015 6:51 pm

Disturbing images have emerged which appear to show a man charged
with having a homosexual affair being stoned to death after he survived
being thrown off a building by militants.
The London-based
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which obtains its information from a
network of activists on the ground, has quoted a source saying the man
was killed in the Syrian city of Raqqa late last month.

The man reportedly survived the fall, and was then stoned to death.

Photographs of the incident have now been published online by Isis militants, the group has said.
The
images appear to show a blindfolded man, believed to be in his 50s, sat
on a white plastic chair, surrounded by two masked militants.
Another
image appears to show the man falling from the building. An aerial
photograph then shows a crowd forming a circle around him on the floor
as rocks are thrown at him.

A ‘judgement’ was apparently read out by militants before the
man was thrown from the building as punishment for his sexuality, The
Mirror has reported.
The man’s reported death follows a number of
public executions last month, including two men accused of homosexual
acts who were also reportedly thrown off a building.
A series of photographs were released attributed to the “Information Office of the mandate of Nineveh”, a city in .
The
images claimed to show Isis militants carrying out “hudud”, the system
of fixed punishments for what the group’s courts regard as serious
crimes.
The pictures appear to show the men at the top of a large
tower overlooking the city. One image showed a man falling towards the
ground, while later images show both men’s bodies at the base of the
towers.
In December, Isis released a copy of its penal code,
which listed so-called “crimes” punishable by amputation, stoning and
crucifixion.
Some of the crimes included homosexuality and “spying for the unbelievers”, both of which were deemed punishable by death.

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