A man has reportedly been blindfolded and thrown off a tower block in Syria for ‘being gay’ before being stoned to death after surviving the fall.
New images have emerged appearing to show ISIS militants hurling the man off the seven-storey building in the town of Tal Abyad in Raqqa.The man, who was supposedly being punished for having a ‘homosexual affair’, apparently survived the fall, but was stoned to death by a waiting crowd at the foot of the tower block. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists on the ground, claims the man was thrown from the building before being beaten to death.
Photographs of the incident appear to show the man - who is thought to be in his 50s - sat on a white, plastic chair while blindfolded.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. Shocking pictures of the execution, which were posted on Live Leak, are the latest to emerge of the horrific killing of men in Syria.