A 21-year-old woman has been publicly caned for getting “too close” to her boyfriend in the Indonesian province of Aceh. The public humiliation is the latest punishment in the conservative region, which strictly implements Sharia law in full.
The young woman’s boyfriend was also whipped with the bamboo stick as he stood before fellow citizens of Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh Province. The “criminals” were put through the harrowing ordeal for breaking ultra-conservative rules.
She was dragged and forced to kneel in front of a hostile crowd before a masked man arrived to carry out her punishment. A female police officer positions the young woman as men in the background take pictures of the punishment
The battered young woman was then hauled from the ground by two female officers as her punishment comes to an end.
Her boyfriend also suffered the same consequence for breaking such a rule. Photos of him showed his agony as the bamboo switch is whipped across his upper back by the shrouded enforcer.
Aceh is the only province in the Muslim-majority country that imposes sharia law. People can face floggings for a range of offenses – from gambling to drinking alcohol, to gay sex.
More women are being flogged in Aceh than ever before. The northern province, which is located on the island of Sumatra, began enforcing Sharia law after the area was granted special autonomy in 2001. The consumption and sale of alcohol is illegal in the province.
Local official, Bakhtiar, said in a previous punishment:
“It’s not to be laughed at or watched. But this is a lesson for us all to enforce complete Islamic law in Banda Aceh … “If there are people who do not agree with Islamic law, please get out of Aceh.”
Indonesia is the most populous Muslim-majority country in the world and recognizes only five other faiths – Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.
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This is devastating!
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