Veiled women walk past a billboard that carries a verse from Koran urging women to wear a hijab in the ISIS-held Raqqa province. File photo

ARA News

DUHOK – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Sunday publicly flogged an Iraqi woman in the city of Mosul on charges of violating the Sharia dress code, activists and eyewitnesses reported.

“The ISIS-led Islamic Police arrested on Sunday morning a 35-year-old woman in Mosul central market under the pretext that her clothes contradicted the dress code imposed by ISIS in the region,” an eyewitness told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The woman has then appeared at the Sharia Court of Mosul, which accused her of violating the Islamic dress code and order ISIS jihadis to flog her in public.

“In front of hundreds of people, two masked militants whipped the woman with 50 lashes,” head of Nineveh media center Raafat al-Zarari told ARA News. 

“The judges at the ISIS-led Sharia Courts have arbitrarily punished hundreds of people in Mosul on baseless charges,” al-Zarari said.

“Those public punishments take place on a daily basis in ISIS-held areas in an attempt from the group to show off its power over those vulnerable civilians,” he added.

Dozens of Women arrested in Syria’s Jarablus for violating Sharia Dress 

In January, ISIS jihadis launched an arrest campaign in Syria’s northern city of Jarablus, targeting women accused of violating the dress code imposed by the radical group. 

Local activists and eyewitnesses confirmed that ISIS militants have detained more than 30 women in Jarablus on charges of violating the Sharia dress. 

Most of the arrestees were targeted in the central market of Jarablus late in January. 

“They were brutally beaten by ISIS jihadis in front of hundreds of people in the marketplace, before being arrested and transferred to the women’s detention center in Jarablus,” a media activist who witnessed the campaign told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity for security concerns. 

The arrested women were whipped in public on 29 January, accruing to local sources. 

In areas under ISIS control, every woman accused of violating the Islamic dress code imposed by the radical group is being flogged 50 times in public as a punishment, based on extremist regulations of the Sharia Court.

Reporting by: Hozan mamo and Eyaz Ciziri

Source: ARA News

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  1. SHAM
    May 17, 2016 at 4:11 pm


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