Another report coming out of Syria from escapees from ISIS captivity says they have witnessed children being tortured to death the same way that adults are with no difference for accusations of “apostasy.” These include handing them on hooks, beatings with metal rods, electric shocks, and even something called the “chair of torture.” Many children have apparently, along with the adults, have died from the torture.
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.
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.’
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.