Unmarried couples caned in Indonesia’s Aceh

Public shame and cane of five individuals, under sharia law in Indonesia. Approximately 90% of Indonesians claim they are Muslim. Four were punished as they spent time alone with each other. Other crimes such as drinking and gambling are punishable by being cane to. Currently around Australia sharia law is being discussed, as to whether it is an acceptable punishment.

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Unmarried couples caned in Indonesia's Aceh

Men and women, aged between 18 and 23, hit several times for being together alone in violation of province’s strict law.

12 Jun 2015 13:10 GMT | Al Jazeera

A crowd of about 1,000 spectators shouted as the three men and three women were lashed [AFP]

Three couples have been publicly caned in Indonesia’s Aceh after the unmarried university students were caught spending time alone together in violation of the province’s strict interpretation of Sharia.

A rowdy crowd of about 1,000 spectators shouted as the three men and three women, aged between 18 and 23, were lashed on Friday several times each with a rattan cane in a square in Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh.

A fourth woman, aged in her 40s, was also publicly caned for committing adultery. One of the women fainted after being caned four times and had to be carried off by officials.

“Hopefully those…

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