Rhuaridh Marr | Metro Weekly | January 4, 2015
Islamic State fighters have executed a 15-year-old boy on charges of homosexuality, after he was found in the house of an ISIS leader.
“The boy was accused of being engaged in a homosexual relation with the prominent ISIS officer Abu Zaid al-Jazrawi,” Sarai al-Din, a media activist, told Syria’s ARA News. Another source told ARA that the boy was captured in the home of al-Jazrawi.
The youth was tried in the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, where he was sentenced to death by being thrown from the top of a building — a common method used by ISIS for those accused of homosexuality. “The horrific execution took place in front of a large crowd,” an eyewitness told ARA.