On Sunday, ISIS arrested and whipped a 35 year-old woman for violating the Sharia dress code, yes a dress code, in the city of Mosul, Iraq, according to eyewitnesses that spoke to ARA News.
Mosul, Iraq is the largest caliphate of ISIS and is considered to be the capital stronghold of the militant group. ISIS took control of the city in 2014 and has a large presence in the region. The organization has a strict interpretation of Sharia law where women have dress codes that force them to cover up nearly their entire bodies.
“The ISIS-led Islamic Police arrested on Sunday morning a 35-year-old woman in Mosul central market under the pretext that her clothes contradicted the dress code imposed by ISIS in the region,” an eyewitness told ARA News.
After appearing at the Sharia courts and accused of violating Sharia dress code, the woman was forced to withstand 50 lashes in front of hundreds of people. “Those public punishments take place on a daily basis in ISIS-held areas in an attempt from the group to show off its power over those vulnerable civilians,” head of Nineveh media center Raafat al-Zarari said.
ISIS has previously targeted women accused of violating Sharia dress codes back in January in the city of Jarablus, Syria. In late January, ISIS whipped 30 separate women in the same fashion as the woman in Mosul, Iraq.