Woman flogged for stand­ing too close to boyfriend

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Jakarta: Images have emerged of a young woman cry­ing out in pain while she is caned 23 times in front of a cheer­ing crowd in the In­done­sian prov­ince of Aceh. She was ac­cused of stand­ing too close to her boyfriend.

A to­tal of 13 peo­ple, in­clud­ing seven men and six women be­tween the ages of 21 and 30, were caned out­side a mosque in the pro­vin­cial cap­i­tal Banda Aceh, ac­cord­ing to AFP. Six cou­ples faced the pun­ish­ment for be­ing in­ti­mate while un­mar­ried in the prov­ince, which op­er­ates un­der strict Is­lamic codes. www.rt.com

A woman just be­fore be­ing caned in Aceh.

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