ISIS executes an allegedly gay man in Syria's Raqqa. File photo
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DEIR EZ-ZOR – The radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) has brutally executed two Syrian men in the eastern province of Deir ez-Zor, throwing them off a roof on charges of “committing buggery”, local activists reported on Tuesday.
Speaking to ARA News in Deir ez-Zor, civil rights activist R. M. confirmed that ISIS radicals have thrown two men off the roof of the Hikma hospital’s building in Deir ez-Zor, on charges of “homosexuality and sodomy”.
“One of them was identified as Shadi from the city of al-Asharah, and the other one was named Ibrahim from the village of Maizilah,” the source said under the condition of anonymity.
“The two young men were allegedly a gay couple.”
“The brutal execution took place in front of a crowd of people in central Deir ez-Zor, watching the victims being thrown off the building,” the source added.
On October 4, the hardline group had two Iraqi men in the northwestern Iraqi city of Mosul for being gay. The ISIS militants brutally threw the two young men off a building’s roof under the pretext they were a gay couple.
The ISIS-linked Sharia Court had issued a decision to execute every gay man by throwing him from the top of a building.
The extremist group has executed dozens of allegedly gay men in its areas of control in Syria and Iraq in the recent months.
“Daesh accuses people of being gay only on basis of some superficial information without any investigation. Although the Islamic law bans homosexuality, but the brutal punishment by Daesh has never been witnessed throughout history,” civil rights activist Raed Ahmed told ARA News.
Reporting by: Louay Hammoud
Source: ARA News