The Islamic State tortured and publicly executed a female human rights lawyer because of Facebook posts she made that criticized the militant group.
According to ABC News, the group’s police squad went to the home of Samira Salhi al-Nuami in Mosul, Iraq, and abducted her from her husband and three children.
The family was called to the morgue to claim her body about five days later.
How or when she was killed remains unknown, but a statement released yesterday from the UN said that al-Nuami was tortured for five days before a “public execution” was carried out.
The victim was given a death sentence by a “Sharia court” for “apostasy,” or renouncing Islam.
She was charged because she sent Facebook messages condemning the Islamic State’s destruction of several religious structures in Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq.
Her grievances most likely mentioned the Tomb of Jonah, which was blown up by the group last June.
Iraqi human rights activist Hanaa Edwer said that at least five female political activists have been killed by the Islamic State over the past few weeks, one of whom was running for a seat on Mosul’s provincial council.
He said, according to ABC,
But it is not just women being targeted. They will kill anyone with a voice. It is terrifying.
The US recently launched a significant air attack on the group in Syria and has previously targeted several locations in Iraq, but Mosul is too populated for such heavy air strikes to take place.
via ABC News, Photo Courtesy: Radiozamaneh.com