100 lashes for timely mis­take

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A WOMAN was sen­tenced to 100 lashes by a Mus­lim court af­ter a man asked her the TIME in the street.

The 30- year- old woman was rushed to hos­pi­tal af­ter col­laps­ing from in­juries sus­tained in the beat­ing in In­done­sia’s Banda Aceh prov­ince.

Ear­lier a sharia court heard the woman had been asked the time by a man in the street.

Rather than turn­ing and scur­ry­ing away, the woman had told the man what the time was.

She was re­ported to re­li­gious po­lice, who later charged her with con­sort­ing with “a man not her hus­band”.

Ac­cord­ing to sharia law, which rules over the re­gion, she was guilty of adul­tery for be­ing in the pres­ence of a man who she was not mar­ried to.

Last night a diplo­matic source said: “One word: sav­ages.”

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