Daesh reportedly detains women for fleeing Russian airstrikes without niqabs
Apparently it’s still a crime not to cover up when running for your life. (AFP/File)
Sources in Deir Ezzor allege that Daesh detained and fined a group of women who fled Russian airstrikes without properly covering up. The women reportedly ran away from airstrikes in the Busad neighborhood of Muhasan, a town occupied by Daesh, but landed in trouble with the religious police for violating the strict dress code imposed on them.
Mujahed al-Shami, the organizer of the “Deir Ezzor is being slaughtered silently” media campaign, reported that Russian airstrikes were targeting the Busad neighborhood, which is home to many foreign fighters as well as Syrian civilians.
The women reportedly fled their homes towards fields near the Euphrates river in order to escape the bombardment, but did not fully cover up first.
After the strikes finished, al-Shami reports that Daesh religious police detained them, ordering their husbands or fathers to pay a fine worth the equivalent of one gram of gold as punishment for their crimes.
Daesh’s religious police are known to strictly enforce dress codes on women, forcing them to cover their entire body, including their face.
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