Ruqia Hassan was a prominent citizen journalist reporting from Raqqa, the heart of ISIS’s stronghold in Syria.
Before her death was revealed, ISIS had been using her Facebook profile to track down other activists.
Some even speculated that the terrorist organization posed as her on social media to lure out their enemies, the Independent reported.
In her last words, Hassan courageously wrote:
“I’m in Raqqa and I received death threats and when ISIS will arrest me and kill me, it’s OK, because they will cut my head and I have dignity, it’s better than I live in humiliation with ISIS.”
Hassan used the pen name Nissan Ibrahim to vividly describe the oppression in the ISIS capital city of Raqqa.
She defiantly refused to leave the city after ISIS took over the region, and was placed under surveillance in August by the extremists.
In one of her last posts, she left a positive message:
“After each hardship comes good things.”
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