ERBIL – Militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Saturday cut off hands of three teenagers in the city of Mosul in northwestern Iraq, after accusing them of stealing.
The brutal punishment was carried out in front of dozens of people in central Mosul.
“The three teenagers, who were accused of stealing goods from a store in Mosul, were arrested by the ISIS-led Islamic Police relier on Friday,” a civil rights activist told ARA News in Mosul, speaking on condition of anonymity for security concerns.
“The suspects were referred to the Sharia Court, which ordered the amputation of the right hand of each one of them,” the source said.
A Sharia official read a statement before the punishment was carried out in a public square in Mosul city of Nineveh province on Saturday evening.
The incident has reportedly raised the outrage of the city’s residents, as the three victims were teenagers and the punishment was conducted without investigation.
The ISIS-led Sharia Court had earlier issued a decision to cut off the right hand of every person accused of robbery in areas under the group’s control, arguing that the punishment is originally derived from the Islamic law.
Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef
Source: ARA News
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