Urfa, Turkey – The Media Office of “al-Baraka State” (Hasakah province) of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) published Sunday a report coupled with images showing cutting off the legs and hands of two men in Hasakah province, in northeastern Syria, on charges of “blocking the roads”.
The report attached with several images illustrated the “stages of the judgment”, in addition to Islamic proverbs supporting the verdict.
“The (IS-linked) Sharia Court ordered the implementation of the verdict, which was to cut off the hands and legs of the two sinners in the presence of a crowd of Muslims,” the IS report read.
The report also pointed out that the victims were accused of robbery as well as cutting off public roads “claiming their membership in the ranks of the Islamic State”, adding that after implementing the sentence, they were transferred to a nearby medical center “for monitoring their health status”.
Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Ahmad Husseini said that the photos attached with the report show that the sentence was implemented in the southern countryside of Hasakah, with the presence of hundreds of civilians, including children.
Husseini also stressed that it is the first time the IS group applied such laws since its establishment, adding that the group quoted a historical story that took place in the time of Prophet Muhammad who (according to the group) cut off the hand and leg of a corrupted man.
“Those who are punished according to Sharia court are only treated as Muslims, so their crimes did not reach the law of apostasy,” Husseini added.
Noteworthy, the Islamic State carried out different kinds of punishments, including lashing, hand cutting and beheading of civilians.
Reporting by: Redwan Bizar
Source: ARA News
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