A Muslim woman who had s*x outside marriage was flogged in public alongside the man she had the s*xual intercourse with.
A Muslim woman and her lover were flogged in public after they were caught having s*x outside marriage.
The Acehnese woman is seen weeping and covering her face while being whipped in front of the public for violating strict Islamic law in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, reports Sun UK.
She recieved 26 lashes of the cane for her alleged crime while her lover faced the same brutal punishment.
Aceh is the only one province in Indonesia which has implemented Sharia law, which bans s*xual contact between men and women who are not married. Whipping is just one form of punishment imposed for violating Sharia law.
Because Muslims make up the overwhelming majority of Aceh’s population, the public largely accepted Sharia in 2014, but human rights groups are concerned about religious freedoms in the region.
Islam is the dominant religion in Aceh and over 98 per cent of the population of four million identify as Muslims. The bylaws extend Sharia to non-Muslims and criminalises consensual same-s*x s*xual acts as well as s*xual relations outside of marriage.
The criminal code permits as punishment up to 100 lashes and up to 100 months in prison for consensual same-s*x s*x acts.