ISIS have also been using crucifixion as a punishment. What history wonks they are.
A man has survived being crucified by Isis in Syria, after the jihadists raided his village and nailed him to a cross for eight hours.
The unnamed man from Al-Bab, near the border with Turkey, was crucified as a punishment, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
He managed to survive the ordeal.
But eight others who received the same punishment did not survive. The men, from Deir Hafer in the east of Aleppo province, were subjected to the same treatment and crucified “in the main square of the village, where their bodies will remain for three days”, the Britain-based monitor said.
It’s a very horrible way to die – slow torturous suffocation as the weight of the hanging body compresses the lungs.