Report: ISIS Kills Female Journalist, Hacks Her Facebook Account To Collect Information On Her Colleagues

January 11, 2016


According to reports, Syrian female journalist Ruqia Hassan was secretly executed by ISIS some three months ago, and ISIS hacked her Facebook account in order to collect information on her friends, colleagues, and other journalists with whom she worked.

The execution was carried out in the city of Raqqah.

Ms. Hassan, who supported the opposition to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, had posted photos and status updates about life and problems under ISIS’s rule of Raqqa. When ISIS tried to ban WiFi in the region, she wrote, “Go ahead and cut off the Internet, our messenger pigeons won’t complain.” Her Facebook account stopped being active on July 21, 2015; she was captured in August, and was executed some time later.

Last week her Facebook account suddenly became active again.

Source: Hackread, January 8, 2016