(INDONESIA) JUST IN: Four couples have been lashed with a cane on Monday for committing ‘adultery’ outside marriage in Aceh province governed #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.15: Four couples have been caned with up to 20 lashes for having sex outside of marriage in Indonesia:

Indonesia: ‘Four couples get 20 lashes for sex outside marriage in Sharia province Aceh & the men and women were publicly flogged in the ultra-conservative Aceh province governed by Sharia law on Monday’

“Couples are punished with 20 lashes of the cane for having sex outside marriage in Indonesian region governed under Sharia law,” by Jack Newman, MailOnline, March 8, 2021:

Crowds gathered to watch the brutal punishment being handed out despite the coronavirus pandemic, with many taking pictures and videos on their phones.

The couples, wearing face masks, were checked by medical officers before the caning and escorted in handcuffs to the rug where they knelt to receive the lashings.

A hooded cane-wielding enforcer, whose face could not be seen, delivered the punishment to the offenders.

Aceh is the only province in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country that imposes Islamic law. About 98 per cent of Aceh’s five million residents are Muslims.

The public canings usually attract large crowds of eager spectators but today’s punishments were handed out indoors with only a small circle of observers. …

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.15: 2021:

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