An Indonesian woman was humiliated as she was publicly caned in Indonesia’s Aceh province for having sex outside of marriage, a crime punishable under strict local Islamic law.
The woman was whipped along with seven other people outside a mosque in the provincial capital Banda Aceh.
Dozens of people alongside religious officers gathered outside the mosque to watch the offenders as they received their punishment respectively.
In the photos, a masked sharia officer known as an ‘algojo’ was pictured canning the offenders between five to 45 lashes on their backs.
Public whipping is a common punishment for a range of offences, including gambling, drinking alcohol, and having gay sex or relations outside of marriage in Aceh, which is the only region in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country that imposes Islamic law.
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