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Syria's HTS execute teen over 'blasphemy' claims

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by danieldemol, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. danieldemol

    danieldemol Well-Known Member
    Premium Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Baha'i inspired liberal
    ‘Mohammed Tano, 19, was executed by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham for alleged 'blasphemy', but activists say he had criticised the militant group's leader in private.’

    Read more here: Syrian activists condemn execution of teenager for 'criticising HTS leader'

    I personally wasn’t familiar with the HTS. The article explains;

    ‘HTS, which used to be affiliated to Al-Qaeda, dominates much of Syria's rebel-held Idlibprovince and parts of neighbouring Aleppo province, and has its own security apparatus and courts.

    It has imposed draconian restrictions on the local population - many of whom opposition activists fleeing from other parts of Syria - and has arrested many who oppose its ideology. Protests against its rule have taken place on numerous occasions.’