The Islamic State (IS) has reportedly ‘crucified’ two children for not fasting during the holy month of Ramzan.
According to the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the two boys, who were under the age of 18, were killed in the town of Mayadin in the Deir Ezzor province of Syria and their bodies hung from a crossbar near the IS’s religious police headquarters. A placard hanging around their neck said that they had broken the Ramzan fast ‘with no religious justification’, reported The Independent.
Rami Abdel Rahman, the founder of the rights watch group, said that they were caught eating.
A penal code published by the terror group prescribes ‘death and crucifixion’ for murder and stealing. However, the crucifixions carried out by the IS have increased extensively since the group’s advance last year and the punishment appears to have been used for several alleged crimes.
The group does not crucify people by nailing or tying them to a cross but uses crosses and bars to suspend bodies after killing.