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Indonesian Christians Publicly Caned for Violating Sharia Law

Indonesian Christians Publicly Caned for Violating Sharia Law

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
05/03/2018
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

Two Indonesian Christians were publicly  last week after violating the country’s increasing adoption of Sharia Law. The two men, Dahlan Silitonga, 61 and Tjia Nyuk Hwa, 45, received six and seven beatings with a rattan stick from a man wearing a robe and headscarf. Around 300 spectators, including groups of tourists from Malaysia, reportedly took photos as the whipping took place outside a mosque in the provincial capital of Banda Aceh, where  98 percent of the population is Muslim and practices Sharia Law.

Local police said that the two men were accused of gambling after they were caught playing a game at a children’s entertainment complex that involved the exchange of coins for cash prizes, according to The Jakarta Post.