The Daech terrorist organization has executed over 60 civilians in Iraq’s Mosul, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said in a statement Friday.
“Just over the past few days, reports have emerged that Daesh appears to be continuing to carry out killings based on decisions of its self-appointed ‘courts’. On Tuesday, Daesh reportedly shot and killed 40 civilians in Mosul city after accusing them of ‘treason and collaboration’ with the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF),” the statement said.
“The victims were dressed in orange clothes marked in red with the words: ‘traitors and agents of the ISF’. Their bodies were then hung on electrical poles in several areas in Mosul city. The same evening, a 27-year-old man was allegedly publicly shot to death in the Bab al-Jideed neighborhood of central Mosul following a so-called ‘court’ decision. His crime: he used a mobile phone in Mosul,” it said.
“Six other civilians were hanged on October 20 in Mosul for keeping hidden SIM cards, in violation of Daesh’s order to surrender all SIM cards. On Wednesday evening, Daesh reportedly shot to death 20 civilians in the Ghabat Military Base in northern Mosul, on charges of leaking information. Their bodies were also hung at various intersections in Mosul, with notes stating: ‘decision of execution’ and ‘used cell phones to leak information to the ISF’,” it said.
“The extent of civilian suffering in Mosul and other Daesh-occupied areas in Iraq is numbing and intolerable,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.