The woman — who was found guilty of adultery under the strict local Islamic law — was one of eight people to be subjected to the savage punishment. The sobbing victim was held up by two female police officers, one holding each arm, as she was dragged to a platform. At one point she raises her hand to pause as the pain becomes too much, with another woman offering her a drink of water before the brutal beating continued. Flogging is used as a common punishment in the deeply conservative region on Indonesia's Sumatra island. Aceh is the only province in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country that imposes Sharia law. Suspects can be flogged for a range of offences including gambling, drinking alcohol, having gay sex, engaging in sex before marriage, or having an extramarital relationship.
Eleven people are caned in public by a hooded Sharia officer in Indonesia
Caning in Singapore - Wikipedia
Caning is a widely used form of corporal punishment in Singapore. It can be divided into several contexts: judicial, prison, reformatory, military, school, and domestic. These practices of caning are largely a legacy of, and are influenced by, British colonial rule in Singapore. Of these, judicial caning is the most severe.
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia -- Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province on Friday caned several unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution before an enthusiastic audience of hundreds. The canings were possibly the last to be done before large crowds in Aceh after the province's governor announced earlier this month that the punishments would be moved indoors. The caning last year of two men for gay sex before a baying mob drew international attention to Aceh's increasingly harsh implementation of Shariah law and a wave of condemnation. The women accused of prostitution were caned 11 times each.
By Afp. One woman begged for mercy and another sobbed uncontrollably as Indonesia 's Aceh arch-conservative province flogged 11 people for getting too close to members of the opposite sex. The six men and five women were rounded up by religious officers who caught them behaving amorously in public, a crime under local Islamic law.