These men were hugged before being stoned to death for being gay

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Shocking photos of two men being hugged by their executioner before being stoned to death, accused of homosexuality, have surfaced online.


The men were stoned to death by Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Syria.


According to the Daily Mail, the men were embraced by the ISIS militants and “forgiven” just seconds before being brutally stoned to death.

Even more shocking are the crowds which gathered to watch the blindfolded men be put to death.


Four images were widely shared on social media, and show the two men standing next to each other in the desert.

Scroll below for the fourth image which some readers my find disturbing.

A number of new images were released by ISIS earlier this month purporting to show a man being stoned to death after being suspected of being gay, one of several in recent months.

In February ISIS released extremely graphic images of the execution of a man for being gay. After surviving a seven-storey drop, the man was stoned to death.

Back in January, the extremist group executed two men for being gay. The men were thrown from a tall building. Some of the images were too graphic to display on PinkNews.

ISIS last month released more images of yet another man being thrown from a building for being gay, however the man survives the fall, before being stoned to death.