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Woman is beaten with a cane as she and ten other men and women are whipped for crimes ranging from adultery to gambling under Indonesia's sharia law

Woman is beaten with a cane as she and ten other men and women are whipped for crimes ranging from adultery to gambling under Indonesia's sharia law

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
11/09/2017
Sharia Watch
Summary: 
  • Those forced to take the brutal lashings were hit whipped between 10 and 29 times for their so-called crimes  
  • The beatings occurred in Aceh, which is the only province in the country which implements Sharia law in full
  • People flogged for range of things such as gambling, drinking alcohol, gay sex or any non-marital relationship
  • More than 90 per cent of 255million people who live in Indonesia describe themselves as practicing Muslims

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