Report: ISIS Documents Killing of Gay Man in Mosul

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Homosexuality is regularly publicly punished in ISIS-controlled territories. Stinger/REUTERS

The Islamic State (ISIS) has released images purportedly showing a gay man being pushed from a roof in Mosul, Iraq. The terrorist organization uploaded the photographs to, a file-sharing service. The images were also circulated amongst supporters and members of the jihadist movement on social media services, such as Twitter.

In the graphic photographs, a man is pushed off of the ledge of a tall building by two masked members of ISIS. Below, a crowd has gathered to watch. The photographs document the man plummeting and his body lying on the ground.

"The Islamic court in Wilayet al-Furat decided that a man who has practiced sodomy must be thrown off the highest point in the city and then stoned to death," ISIS said in a statement provided to AFP along with the images. Other photographs purport to show a Sharia court charged him with the same act.

Homosexuality is regularly publicly punished in ISIS controlled territories. Two men were stoned to death in Raqqa, Syria, in November.