These punishments are cruel, inhuman and degrading, and amount to torture. No-one deserves to face this unspeakable cruelty. He was taken to hospital after the punishment was complete. His co-defendants, another man and a woman, were given the same punishment. Her punishment may be resumed at a later date, when she is considered healthy enough to be beaten again. In Aceh, canings are regularly carried out in public spaces drawing large crowds where people take photographs and video, which can add to the humiliation and long-term suffering of those who are subjected to this cruel punishment. These laws in some cases provide for up to lashes as punishment. Punishable offences include consensual intimacy or sexual activity for unmarried couples, consensual sex outside marriage, same-sex sexual relations, the consumption and sale of alcohol, and gambling.
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One woman and two men received strokes of the rattan as dozens of spectators cheered on in Lhokseumawe, near Indonesia's Banda Aceh province. A woman cried as she was publicly whipped by a masked sharia officer for having pre-marital sex with her boyfriend in Indonesia's Banda Aceh province. The young woman, 22, is seen wincing in pain and begs the officer to stop as she received strokes of the cane while dozens of spectators watched along the sidelines. Flogging is used as punishment for several offences in Indonesia's Aceh province, including gambling, drinking alcohol, having gay sex or pre-marital sex. A man and woman faced whips of the rattan after they were caught having pre-marital sex, while a year-old teen was also whipped in a separate sentencing for pre-marital sex.
A woman cried as she pleaded with a masked sharia officer to stop whipping her in a public ceremony in Indonesia 's deeply conservative Aceh province on Wednesday. The year-old woman, who was being punished for having pre-marital sex, was among three people who were publicly whipped times. Flogging is used as punishment for a range of offences in the region at the tip of Sumatra island, including gambling, drinking alcohol , and having gay sex or relations outside of marriage.