Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Syria threw a gay couple to their deaths, local activists reported on Tuesday (27 October).
The two men were flung from a hospital building in the eastern Deir ez-Zor province 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,’ an activist told ARA News on condition of anonymity.
‘The two young men were allegedly a gay couple.’
The source added that a large crowd gathered to watch the execution. ISIS has not yet published photos of the killings.
The jihadist group threw another alleged gay couple off the roof of a building in Mosul, Iraq earlier this month.
On the same weekend, another two ‘gay’ men were thrown from a building in Nineveh into a pile of cement blocks.
A crowd of ISIS supporters stoned to death two men accused of being gay in Aleppo, Syria over the weekend.
ISIS has branded LGBTI people ‘the worst of all creatures’ and has executed dozens of allegedly gay men in their controlled areas of Syria and Iraq in the recent months.
ISIS executed nine men and a boy accused of being gay in Syria in September and have claimed responsibility for the killings of at least 30 other gay men.
‘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,’ said civil rights activist Raed Ahmed.