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At least two dozen murdered by ISIS in Syria for being gay, group claims
Jan06

At least two dozen murdered by ISIS in Syria for being gay, group claims

LAST UPDATED // Wednesday, 06 January 2016 13:09 Written by // Ron Hughes

A human rights group claims at least 25 people suspected of being gay have been murdered in Syria by ISIS militants.

Following reports that a 15 year old boy had been hurled to his death from a high rise building for being gay, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told The Independent at least two dozen other men had also been killed.

According to the group 16 men had been thrown to death from high rise buildings, six have been stoned to death and three shot in the head.

When those thrown from buildings don’t die straight away they are stoned to death by crowds of bystanders.

Human rights activist Rawd Ahmed told the Syrian news agency ARA the jihadists condemned people for being gay on the basis of “superficial information” and without any investigation.

Jessica Stern of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission told the UN last August some 30 men had been murdered by ISIS for being gay including men killed in Syria and also Iraq.

Stern added that LGBT people were being persecuted in those countries long before ISIS emerged and urged the UN to take action to relocate LGBT people in danger.

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Ron Hughes

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Ron Hughes is the editor of SA's only LGBTI magazine, blaze.

Comments (1)

  • Lloyd

    07 January 2016 at 10:08 |
    Horrific. I wish there was something I could do. Gay people need to get arms. These ISIS filth needs to be wiped out

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