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ERBIL – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) executed on Tuesday an Iraqi journalist in Mosul city of the northwestern Nineveh province.
Wathiq Abdulwahab, reporter of the local Hadbaa newspaper, was publicly executed by firing squad at the hands of ISIS militants.
“The journalist was arrested earlier on Monday by the ISIS-led Islamic Police in Sukkar neighborhood of Mosul after taking pictures for an ISIS detention center,” a local media activist told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.
One day after his arrest, the Sharia Court of Mosul ordered the militants to execute the 32-year-old journalist in public for violating the strict security measures imposed by ISIS.
“Abdulwahab was shot dead in front of dozens of people in the Zuhur square in eastern Mosul,” the source said.
Over the past two 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