The UN human rights commissioner has reported that last week, Sameera Salih Ali al-Nuaimy, an Iraqi female lawyer known for working to advance women’s rights was taken from her home by members of the Islamic State. She was later convicted of apostasy by a “so-called court,” tortured, and publicly executed.
Al-Nuaimy had made comments on Facebook denouncing the Islamic State’s “barbaric” attacks on mosques, Churches and shrines in the Iraqi city of Mosul. After she was seized from her home, she was tortured for several days, and executed by a firing squad. ISIS prohibited her family from giving her a funeral.