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In the video, an Islamic State commander stands over the father of a woman accused of adultery.
Stoned to death

Man stones his own daughter to death in new Islamic State video

The woman was accused of adultery.

AN ELDERLY SYRIAN man took part in the stoning of his own daughter in a new video posted by the Islamic State group.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the execution took place in August or September in an IS-controlled rural area in the east of the central province of Hama.

The woman was accused of adultery.

In the video, the man stands with an Islamic State commander behind him, who explains the accusations. His daughter appeals for forgiveness, but the man refuses, pointing at the sky. He is convinced to relent, but his daughter is not spared.

Afterwards, the bearded commander speaks to the woman as she pleads her case. He then speaks to the camera.

AFP reports that the man says:

“The punishment is the result of crimes which you committed under no duress,” he says.

“You must accept the punishment of God. Do you accept the punishment of God?”

The woman is then led by her father to a hole. Before being stoned to death, she is allowed to speak.

“I say to every woman: preserve your honour … and I appeal to every father to pay attention to the surroundings your daughter lives in,” she says.

At one point in the disturbing five-minute video, the father is seen picking up a large rock and throwing it at his daughter from just inches above her head.

This was the latest in spate of videotaped executions that the jihadists have posted on social media as they impose their extreme version of Islamic sharia law across a swathe of Syria and neighbouring Iraq.

With reporting from AFP

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