Unmarried Couple Brutally Flogged After Being Caught In Hotel Room During LockdownBy cheatmaster 11:00 Thu, 23 Apr 2020 Comments
Men and women are receiving the punishment in accordance to the conservative law in the province of Aceh, Indonesia.
A ceremony on April 21 saw six people being flogged for violating fundamentalist interpretations of the religious law.
Those punished included an unmarried couple who were caught together in a hotel room, along with four others who were given 40 lashes for drinking alcohol.
Although the public punishments are open to crowds – due to the coronavirus pandemic only a few turned up, with some obeying social distancing guidelines.
Some onlookers wore face masks, along with one victim who was treated by a medic after the lashings.
Aceh is the only province in Indonesia which adheres to the Shariah Law as it holds a 98% Muslim majority.
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