Two more men have been stoned to death by Isis militants for being gay, but not before they were hugged by their killers.
The horrifically bizarre scene reportedly played out in the Homs province of Syria and was photographed by Isis propagandists.
In the series of pictures, the two blindfolded men accused of homosexuality, possibly a couple, are shown calmly hugging their executioners.
It’s believed that the embraces are meant to indicate that they had been forgiven for their “sins”, although they did not escape execution.
The victims appear to have accepted their fate, leading to speculation that they had been drugged.
The two men are then seen lying on the ground as they are pelted with rocks in a desert clearing while a crowd watches on.
Since June 2014, Isis has steadily released a series of gruesome images of the cold-blooded murder of a number of men for allegedly having gay sex.
The victims are either stoned, beheaded or thrown off of buildings to their deaths. Most recently, Isis last month publicly beheaded two men in Iraq for being gay.
Isis is a proponent of a radical interpretation of Sharia religious law which allows for the execution of people for “morality” crimes, including adultery and homosexuality.