A woman got a sad end to her ‘sinful’ decision to enjoy the pleasures of pre-marital sex when she was dealt a brutal public lashing of 26 strokes.
Along with her lover, she was forcefully caned in front of a crowd as sex outside marriage is against the strict Sharia law in Indonesia.
The whipping was done on the public stage in front of a mosque in Indonesia’s Aceh province which is the only province in the country that still implements the Sharia law.
Aceh is the only province in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, that is allowed to implement Islamic Sharia law.
Under the law also, men and women, who are not married, are not allowed to get too close due to the ‘khalwat’ offence – and punishment for offenders is public caning as well.