Liveleak has footage from Jan 3rd of two men being lashed. According to liveleak, the men committed the crime of opening shops during Friday prayers and the men doing it are from the group “Ahrar al Sham”. It takes place in Allepo. As of now none of these have been independently verified.
The hardline Islamists make up a huge number of the rebels, and this is what they wish to impose on all of Syria. This is simple barbarism plain and simple. But I see no hope for Syria. Either they have the barbaric Islamists or they have the brutal regime of Assad. The original protestors wanted a fair stable democratic state, but there is no hope for that now. There’s no one fighting on their behalf.
Link to video.