Captive of Wilayat Khorasan, alleged “apostate” (Image still from video)
Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan/Pakistan (known as Wilayat Khorasan) have released a 5 minute 6 second video claiming to show a man being executed for alleged apostasy. The film is entitled, “Killing the Apostates in Revenge for the Monotheists #3” according to an article on a blog named”Sharia Unveiled”.
Captive about to be executed (Image still from video)
A man in army style fatigues is seen addressing the camera at gunpoint, he appears to have his hands tied behind his back. Behind him is a black flag. The scene moves to a vehicle on a deserted road somewhere in Afghanistan/Pakistan where the man is seen being marched along accompanied by 5 gunmen. It fits the IS formula in that a familiar Nasheed is heard and the man is walking hunched over so that he appears lower than his captors. He is then made to kneel while an IS masked militant delivers a speech. A gunman then goes down on one knee face on and level with the captive and shoots him in the chest. He is left on the road and the men depart.
The video follows on from several IS videos and photos series from the region showing training camps in AfPak and attacks such as those on the army barracks in Lachin and Nangahar (Afghanistan) and on the army of Pakistan. A graphic video was released in showing a group of men alleged to be Taliban supporters lined up on their knees, tied with explosives and blown to pieces. See following link for further details,
“AfPak: Islamic State Khorasan, graphic video released showing Taliban supporters tied with explosives and blown up”
“Wilayat Khorasan release graphic images of an attack on Afghan army”
“IS Wilayat Khorasan allege responsibility for attack on Pakistani army killing 13”
“Afghanistan, Pakistan: Islamic State, Wilayat Khorasan release photos of graduation of first official batch of “mujahideen”
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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”.