ISIS barbarians ‘torture children to death’ after jailing them for insulting Allah according to former inmates who have managed to flee the regime’s brutal prisons
- Last week 20 prisoners managed to escape an ISIS-run prison in Syria
- Some of the men have spoken out about the horrors they witnessed inside
- Said children were ‘tortured like men’ and female prisoners just disappear
Former prisoners who managed to escape a prison run by Islamic State have spoken out about the horrors they witnessed while incarcerated – including seeing children being tortured to death.
Last week around 20 prisoners managed to escape one of the terror group’s prisons in Tabaqa, Syria, after using a piece of jagged metal to scrape a hole in their cell wall.
Some of the survivors spoke to the Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently citizen journalism site, which aims to show the human rights abuses carried out by ISIS.
One of the men, who were not named in the piece in order to protect their identities, told the site the prison they escaped from has around 40 female prisoners, some of whom are incarcerated with their children.
The source, who had been sentenced to death before his escape, revealed at least three of the young women have been sentenced to death for ‘apostasy’ and many prisoners are tortured even when they have already confessed.
The source said: ‘The prison has special rooms for ‘Al-Balanko’ which is a hook used to hang detainees so that their tiptoes could hardly touch the floor.’
He also described ISIS guards using rods, a torture chair, electric shocks and whipping as other methods of torture, adding the majority of the masked guards are from Raqqa in Syria.
He added: ‘ISIS confiscates properties of detainees with death sentence. There are a variety of charges such as cooperating with apostates, not supporting their state, possessing a weapon and inhibiting the public from obeying The Caliph.’
A source, who had been sentenced to death before his escape, revealed at least three women have been sentenced to death for ‘apostasy’ and many prisoners are tortured even when they have already confessed.
The man said he was sentenced to death by a judge in his prison, where he was told he would be executed in ‘a few days’ and that his crucified body would be left on the street for two days.
He said there were children in the prison and many had been arrested for insulting Allah and cooperating with apostates, adding: ‘They are being tortured just like men, and some of them died under torture.’
Another of the men who escaped was tortured every day for three months, a friend told FoxNews.com. He said: ‘But after a while, the torture just became routine.’
He said the basements of churches, hospitals, schools and office buildings seized by ISIS are used to hold imprisoned Iraqi Army officers and local policemen captured.
He said: ‘These people were mostly arrested after ISIS took over Mosul and Tikrit. ISIS lied to them and told them, ‘We will give you safety if you give up your weapons,’ but then they arrested them.
‘Many have been executed, but many are still in these prisons.’
The revelations come just hours after a leading international rights group released a report documenting atrocities by Libya’s Islamic State affiliate — including instances of ‘crucifixions’ and shooting a man to death for ‘cursing God’ — in the coastal city of Sirte, a stronghold of the militants.
Human Rights Watch recounts ‘scenes of horror’ that followed the city’s seizure by IS militants in February 2015, with beheadings of dozens of residents accused of being spies or sorcerers.
Men were flogged for acts such as smoking or listening to music, and fathers were ordered to ‘marry off their daughters’ to the group’s fighters as IS spread a wave of terror among the townspeople.
The militant branch, more known for its spread in Iraq and Syria, gained a foothold in Libya amid the chaos that engulfed the country since the ouster and killing of the longtime autocratic leader Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.
ISIS managed to exploit the turmoil as political rivalries left Libya torn between rival governments, parliaments, and myriad of militias backing either side.