Isis fighters throw another 'gay' man off a tower – and stone him to death when he survives fall

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Isis fighters threw a man accused of homosexuality from a building and stoned him to death when he survived the fall, a Syrian monitoring group has claimed.

The man was reportedly thrown from a tower in the Syrian city of al- Tabaqa, west of the group’s defacto stronghold of Raqqa, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The Observatory collects information from activists living in  Isis-controlled territories.

The killing reportedly took place in front of a huge crowd of people gathered below the building on Tuesday. 

The man is thrown from the building by militants

Photographs show a blindfolded man being held by militants at the top of a building. He is then thrown and can be seen lying on the floor in front of a large crowd.

Rami Abdurrahman, the SOHR director, told The Independent the man was aged between 25 and 30-years-old. He said the man is believed to have survived the fall, but was then stoned to death by fighters.

The man is stoned by fighters

This brutal narrative is becoming increasingly familiar. Disturbing pictures showed two men accused of homosexuality also being thrown off buildings in Raqqa in early and late February.

In January, a man charged with having an affair with another man suffered a similar fate. He was allegedly beaten to death by militants when he survived the fall. In December, Isis released a copy of its penal code, which listed so-called "crimes" punishable by amputation, stoning and crucifixion.

The extremist group regularly shares horrific images of punishments being carried out, with the most recent showing a man accused of stealing having his hand amputated.