Al Qaeda committed ‘truly shocking’ human rights abuses including crucifixion and the beheading of an alleged sorcerer during its 16 months in control of a southern region of Yemen, a report by Amnesty International claimed today.
The London-based charity has also released a video which appears to show a suspected thief having his hand amputated by the Ansar al-Sharia militia, which seized power of the Abyan governorate in February 2011.
Amnesty said dozens more civilians were then killed during reckless counter-insurgency operations by the Yemeni government as it sought to win back the territory from the Al Qaeda-affiliated group.
The tragedies would ‘haunt Yemen for decades to come’ unless the perpetrators were caught and the families compensated, the charity said.
Amnesty International Middle East and North Africa Director Philip Luther said: ‘Abyan experienced a human rights catastrophe as Ansar al-Sharia and government forces vied for control of the region during 2011 and the first half of 2012.
‘The Yemeni authorities must ensure that a commission of inquiry announced in September covers the truly shocking abuses committed.
Amnesty has been given a 90-second video appearing to show the amputation being carried out. Residents told Amnesty that the amputated hand was later suspended by a rope in the town’s market for all to see.
Ansar al-Sharia also sought to tighten its grip on power through threats, intimidation and the enforcement of a highly repressive social and religious code.
The rights of women and girls in particular came under attack and severe dress codes were imposed, as was a strict separation of the sexes and restrictions at work and in schools.
After Ansar al-Shari’a took over Abyan and extended its reach to other areas in the south, the Yemeni military launched several attacks to regain control, culminating in a major offensive on May 12 this year using air power and artillery.
Source: Daily Mail
The “crucifixion” video can be found HERE, but I WARN it is GRAPHIC.
The atrocities committed by mankind knows no bounds. Lawlessness is rising, and the evil in mankind’s hearts are being displayed more and more. Yemen is not the only place “sharia law” has occurred, and I strongly believe that soon we will be seeing it world-wide. Jesus told us this would occur, prior to his coming.
Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,
This all leads and makes a place for the lawless one who is waiting for his time to be revealed.
2 Thessalonians 2:8
And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.
But those that abide by sharia law, every muslim, hindu, catholic and sinner on this entire planet who continue to sin, and not accept Jesus Christ as their Savior, and only HIM as their Savior will have to answer to God for their wickedness.
The Word of God is Clear!
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
Written by: Gloria