and one of its victims
Aleppo province in Syria: A 15 year old boy, Muhammad Qatta', a was executed by rebel fighters in the Sha'ar neighbourhood of Aleppo. SOHR activists in Aleppo have verified that Islamist rebel fighters detained the young boy at 10 p.m. last night from where he worked selling coffee in the Sad al-Lawz area of al-Sha'ar, they took the boy for blaspheming during an argument while he was working; he said "even if Muhammed comes back to life i won't lend". They later returned with the boy to the area, the child's shirt was made to cover his head, his body had obvious marks from torture and beating. The rebels then publicly announced, and they spoke not in a Syrian accent but in a classical Arabic one, that apostasy and cursing the prophet is a terrible vice and that anyone who does so will face similar fate. They then shot the boy twice with a automatic rifle in front of the gathered crowd, a shot in the neck and a shot in the head, and then left in their car. The boy's mother and father were among the crowd. The SOHR demands that the killers of the child be brought to justice. It is important to note that the Shari'a court of Aleppo has a security branch in the area but did not stop the summary execution of the boy.