ISIS executioner bribed his way out of detention in ‘minutes’
Abu Omer, connected to dozens of executions in Iraq in recent years, is known as "White Beard". He was arrested at the beginning of the year, but was back on the streets in no time, IbiTimes reported.
Published: January 15, 2018, 9:23 am
Just minutes after being arrested in Iraq, the notorious ISIS henchman accused throwing gay men off rooftops or beheading them, has escaped from police custody.
Omer was arrested in Mosul at the beginning of the year when local and international media reported his detention. But now it seems that the jihadi talked his way out of detention quite quickly.
The Clarion Project, a right group, described the escape as a “remarkable failure of the Iraqi justice system – [an] Isis religious leader was arrested and released just minutes later after paying a $7,500 bribe”.
Omer has been connected to dozens of killings inside the so-called Caliphate, including featuring in a video from 2015 that shows three men accused of homosexuality being publicly beheaded.
Local official Zuheir Hazzen el-Jaburi told Ayn Al Iraq: “I was in Mosul when a force from police intelligence arrested a man. After questioning they were told he was the mufti for the right bank of the [river in the] city – an ISIS member.
“We asked people who he was, and they proved he really was an ISIS mufti. After he was arrested, he left a motorbike behind. An hour later we saw the motorbike was no longer there.
“We inquired about it. They said he was released 10 minutes earlier after he paid 75 notes [$7,500].”
The official’s report was confirmed online by UN ambassador Nadia Murad. The Yazidi genocide survivor Murad tweeted: “We heard from media that this Isis terrorist detainee who used to slaughter people in Mosul is now set free by some corrupt officials.
“We ask for justice, we demand UNSC resolution to be implemented immediately.”
ISIS lost control of Mosul in July 2016, and most ISIS fighters have left in Iraq and Syria.
Other pictures of Omer that have surfaced, show him inspecting a collection of rocks ahead of an apparent public stoning. There are also reports that Omer led the execution of suspected gay men who were thrown off buildings.
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