Iranian-American Pastor Saeed Abedini, formerly a hostage held in Iran, has condemned the continued mass executions of prisoners in the Islamic Republic, including Christians, and asked why the United States, the European Union and the U.N. are not doing anything to stop Iran.
Abedini posted photos of recently executed prisoners in Iran on Facebook Monday, noting that one of the men put to death was a Christian by the name of Ali Asadi.
"Every Wednesday in Rajaeeshar prison [where] I was for more than two years, [the] Islamic Republic of Iran executes tens of people by hanging them," Abedini wrote. more >>
In a newly released propaganda video, the Islamic State terror group shows five children executing Kurdish prisoners in Syria's ar-Raqqah city, and one of the children is British, according to SITE Intelligence.
The child soldiers, shown in the 9-minute video wearing their military uniforms and black head covers, have been identified as British, Egyptian, Kurdish, Tunisian and Uzbek.
The five prisoners were "atheist Kurds" and "spies," according to reports. more >>
Fifty-four people were killed in the Yemeni port city of Aden on Monday, after an Islamic State suicide bomber drove a car bomb into a military compound.
Al-Khader Laswar, the director general of Yemen's Health Ministry in Aden, told Reuters that at least another 67 people were injured in the attack, which targeted a school compound where conscripts loyal to the government had gathered for breakfast.
Amaq news agency, a media outlet that functions as a part of IS, said the terror group took responsibility for the attack in a statement reading: "Around 60 dead in a martyrdom operation by a fighter from ISIS targeting a recruitment center in Aden city." more >>
The Islamic State terror group has executed six of its leaders with a weapon that sprays out burning fuel in the Nineveh Province of northwestern Iraq, for allegedly trying to escape to Syria, according to reports.
"The six ISIS leaders were executed by their counterparts using flamethrower," Iraqi News quoted Ismat Rajab, a Kurdistan Democratic Party official in Mosul, as saying. "They were executed as they tried to escape to Syria."
Rajab also said that Iraqi planes have dropped thousands of leaflets in Mosul, Tal Afar and Baaj in Nineveh province to urge residents there to stay away from ISIS headquarters a restoration process of the land is going to begin. more >>
An 18-year-old Yazidi girl, now being taken care of in Germany, burned her entire face and body last year while being kept as a sex slave by the Islamic State terror group in Iraq, looking to make herself "undesirable," so the militants would stop raping her.
The Associated Press reports that the girl, identified as Yasmin, was 17 and living in an IS camp when she decided to douse herself in gasoline and set herself on fire, which burned away her hair, nose, lips and ears.
Yasmin is one of 1,100 women, mainly of the Yazidi religious minority, who are receiving medical and psychological care in Germany for the ordeals they have suffered, The Christian Post reported earlier this year. more >>
The disabled mother of an Iranian Christian prisoner has asked authorities to release her son, who is being held in Rajaei-Shahr prison for his faith, explaining that because she is visually impaired she has not even been able to visit him.
Mohabat News reported on Tuesday that the prisoner, Ebrahim Firouzi, is one of several people being held in Iran because of their Christian faith. Firouzi recently refused to attend his appeals court hearing because officials did not allow him to access his defense documents, though the hearing was postponed for another four months because the appointed judge was not present.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran notes that Firouzi was arrested in August 2013, and in 2015 he was sentenced to five years in prison on the charges of "acting against national security," which is often the charge handed down to prisoners of faith in Iran. more >>