ISIS fighters parading on the streets of Mosul. Photo: ISIS media
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—The Islamic State (ISIS) executed two former female candidates for the Iraqi parliament in the Faisalya area in central Mosul on Tuesday, a top Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official in the area said.
“ISIS gunmen executed two former female candidates in Mosul after the Sharia Court issued death sentence on them,” said Saad Mamuzin the head of the KDP's Mosul branch.
“One of the candidates was Ibtisam Ali Jarjis on the Watanya list, and the second one was Miran Ghazi a candidate for Arab List,” he added.
Both women ran in Iraq’s parliamentary elections last April.
According to the KDP official, the two candidates had repented in one of the ISIS mosques in Mosul to spare their lives three months ago, but the Islamic judge overruled their repentance and the two women were arrested about three weeks ago.