ISIS targets ‘educated, professional women’: Three female lawyers executed by jihadists in past two weeks

Three female lawyers have reportedly been executed by Islamic State militants as the UN warns that educated women in Iraq are especially at risk.

Today, the UN human rights office condemned numerous executions of civilians in the country by ISIS and said the jihadist group is showing a ‘monstrous disregard for human life’.

ISIS, which controls large swathes of territory in Iraq and in neighbouring war-ravaged Syria, last week published pictures of the crucifixions of two men accused of being bandits, and of a woman being stoned to death, allegedly for adultery.

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