An unidentified woman screamed out in pain as she was caned 23 times in Indonesia’s Aceh for breaking the province’s strict Islamic law forbidding intimacy between unmarried couples.
Aceh is the only province in Indonesia that enforces sharia law and people face floggings for a range of offences, including gambling, drinking alcohol and gay sex. She was one of 13 people aged between 21-30 – to be flogged on Monday at a mosque.
The woman was allegedly caught standing too close to her boyfriend. She received her harsh floggings for getting to close to a fellow university student who was also whipped.