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Young woman is caned in public as punishment under Sharia law for being ‘in close proximity’ to her boyfriend

Young woman is caned in public as punishment under Sharia law for being ‘in close proximity’ to her boyfriend

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
29/10/2018
Lancastrian
Summary: 
  • The 21-year-old was forced to kneel and lashed in front of crowds before being hauled off the platform
  • Her boyfriend was also whipped with the bamboo stick as he stood before fellow citizens of Banda Aceh 
  • The city is in Aceh, which is the sole province where Islamic law is fully enforced
  • Indonesia has the world's largest Muslim population with around 225 million believers