IRAQ: ISIS PUBLICLY EXECUTES JOURNALIST IN MOSUL
February 9, 2016: Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) executed an Iraqi journalist in Mosul city of the northwestern Nineveh province.Â
Wathiq Abdulwahab, reporter of the local Hadbaa newspaper, was publicly executed by firing squad at the hands of ISIS militants.
âThe journalist was arrested earlier on February 8 by the ISIS-led Islamic Police in Sukkar neighborhood ofÂ Mosul afterÂ taking pictures for an ISIS detention center,â a local media activist told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.
One day after his arrest, the Sharia Court of Mosul ordered the militants to execute the 32-year-old journalistÂ in public for violating the strict security measures imposed by ISIS.
âAbdulwahab was shot dead in front of dozens of people in the Zuhur square in eastern Mosul,â the source said.
Over the past twoÂ years, dozens of media activists and journalists have beenÂ exposed to arrest, torture andÂ execution at the hands of ISIS militants across Syria and Iraq. (Sources: ARA News, 10/02/2016)