Islamic State terrorists have reportedly blindfolded a man and thrown him off a seven-story rooftop in Syria for “being gay” before stoning him to death after he survived the fall.
The man was reportedly read a judgment about his “homosexual affair” before the execution, according to a statement released by the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
In a series of photographs released by the terrorists, the man – who appears to be in his 50s – sits blind-folded on a plastic chair as one of the executioners takes pictures of the crowd below, reports the Daily Mail.
He is surrounded by at least two masked militants, who are dressed in black clothing and army fatigues. The man is then thrown from the top of the tower block and one photograph shows him falling towards the ground, head first.
It is believed a ‘judgement’ was read aloud before he was thrown, which condemned his sexuality and claimed he should be thrown from the highest point of the city as punishment.
After falling to the ground, the man can then be seen sat at the foot of the building, having apparently survived the fall.
One photograph shows another man, dressed in army fatigues and carrying a portable radio, seemingly checking on the man’s condition.
An aerial photograph then shows the waiting crowd forming a circle around the injured man before hurling rocks and stones at him. It is understood he died from his injuries.
The incident is the fourth time in weeks that the jihadist group has executed men for alleged homosexuality.
Earlier in January, a man accused of “homosexual affairs” in Aleppo was thrown from a hospital building. The victim, too, survived the fall but was shot by ISIS fighters, according to the human rights group.
Last month, two men were hurled from the top of a tower block and two others were crucified in front of a baying crowd as part of a “brutal punishment” for being gay.
And in December, photos emerged on social media showing a man, accused of being gay, being thrown to his death from a rooftop by eight ISIS fighters.