Woman Publicly Caned 100 Times For Pre-Marital Lovemaking With Her Boyfriend

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A 22-year-old woman cried as she pleaded with a masked sharia officer as he was using a whip in a public ceremony in Indonesia’s very conservative province called Aceh.

The woman was being “disciplined” for having a pre-marital relationship and was among three people that got 100 whips.

The two men and one woman were caned in a stadium in Lhokseumawe as dozens of people in the crowd watched and cheered.
The practice is used for a range of offenses in the region, including drinking, gambling,  or any “contact” outside of marriage.

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The woman and her 22-year-old boyfriend received 100 hits each after they were caught.

The woman broke down a few times because of the pain so the sharia officer had to stop and a doctor had to clear out if she was able to continue.

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A 19-year-old man was also “disciplined” with a rattan cane for having an relationship with a minor. He will now also serve 5 years in prison.
The couple will walk free.

An official from the local prosecutor’s office said that the flogging was held inside a stadium in order to prevent children from watching.
Aceh is the only province in Indonesia, the biggest Muslim-majority country in the world that imposes the Islamic law.

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Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has called for this kind of “discipline”to end, but the practice enjoys wide support among the population.