An Indonesian lady was flogged publicly in Indonesia’s Aceh province for having sex outside of marriage, a crime punishable under strict local Islamic law.
According to reports, the woman was whipped along with 7 other persons outside a mosque in the provincial capital Banda Aceh.
Religious officers along with dozens of people gathered to watch the offenders as they received their punishment respectively.
In the photos, a masked sharia officer known as an ‘algojo’ was seen flogging the offenders between 5 to 45 lashes on their backs.
It was gathered that Public flogging is a common punishment for a range of offences, including drinking of alcohol, gambling, 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.
See some more photos below.
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