Badush Prison Massacre
On June 11 2014, as ISIS had taken control of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq after Baghdad, all the prison guards at the Badush prison went missing. Soon after, ISIS insurgents entered the prison while screaming: ‘The rebellions have saved you’. They then began to separate the prisoners based on their sects. After arresting most of the prisoners who attempted to flee, the ISIS militants raced to execute prisoners. A day later members of the ISIS organisation set the corpses on fire, bringing the death toll to more than 670 people, including some of the Shiite families who had fled Tal Afar. The Badush prison massacre was documented and observed by the International Organisation for Human Rights, Amnesty International and other human rights institutions, not to mention the several news reports covering.