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ISIS: Crucifixion and Cages for Eating on Ramadan

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The Islamic State crucified, caged and whipped some 94 Syrians caught eating during the day in the month of Ramadan, according to The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Among the victims were five children and two older people, the Observatory learned from eyewitness accounts (Arabic link).

The punishments were meted out by Islamic State operatives in public streets and squares across the Halab, a-Raqqa and Deir-a-Zour regions of Syria.

In some cases the ‘criminals’ were placed in cages on the backs of trucks and paraded through the local areas.

The Observatory said the victims wore signs that either read “eating on Ramadan,” or “crucified for the day and 70 lashes for eating during Ramadan.”

ISIS members apparently encouraged children to mock and torment the prisoners.

 

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Meira Svirsky

Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org