Isis (Islamic State) has employed a wheelchair-bound executioner to terrorise residents in its new stronghold in Libya, a human rights report revealed yesterday.

The killer, who appears in propaganda photos showing the shooting of an alleged spy, may have been chosen by Isis as part of a crude attempt to show it is an "equal opportunities" organisation.

An account of how he murdered a man in a public square in Sirte is given in a report by Human Rights Watch, which says Isis has executed up to 49 people since seizing control of the Libyan city in February 2015.

One former resident, identified only as Ali for his own safety, told Human Rights Watch a relative named Milad Ahmed Abourgheba was killed by the disabled executioner in January.


He had been found guilty by an Isis court of spying.