ISIS Publicly Executes 10 More Gays Including a Boy
ISIS hurled two gay men from rooftops in July.
The men were stoned when they hit the ground.
ISIS has publicly executed at least 30 gay men as of August of this year.
— IraqiSuryani (@IraqiSuryani) July 23, 2015
The Islamic State jihadist group executed nine men and a boy it accused of being gay in central and northern Syria on Monday, a monitoring group said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadists shot dead seven men in Rastan, a town in Homs province of central Syria, “after accusing them of being homosexual”.
IS also executed two men and the boy in the town of Hreitan, in the northern province of Aleppo, for the same reason, said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.
He said the executions were carried out in public, but that IS fighters destroyed any cameras that had been used to film the killings.
IS has used brutal violence to enforce its rule in the so-called “caliphate” it declared in territory straddling Iraq and Syria.
Along with homosexuality, witchcraft and loyalty to President Bashar al-Assad are also considered capital punishment offences in IS-controlled areas.
ISIS hurled a man off a roof in DirZour in June after the US Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.
— الرقة تذبح بصمت (@Raqqa_SL) June 26, 2015