02 February 2017

Indonesian woman endures 26 lashes for having sex outside marriage

Harrowing images have emerged of an Indonesian woman crying and burying her head in her hands after being caned by a religious officer for breaching Sharia law.

The woman is believed to be from the city of Banda Aceh in the Aceh region on the island of Sumatra. It is the only place in the world’s most populated Muslim-majority country, where Sharia law is imposed.

The woman was canned 26 times on a stage and in front of a crowd of people. Her crime was spending time in close proximity with a man, who is not her husband.

She was also alleged to have had sex outside marriage. [The Independent] Read more