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0939, 28 Jan 20

Indonesia Breaks in New Flogger

The first day in a new job is always tough.

The masked woman nervously approaches her target, shuffles into position and then unleashes a flurry of lashes — proving herself as the newest member of the first female flogging squad in Indonesia’s Aceh province.

The new recruit initially needed some coaxing to punish the offender — an unmarried woman caught in a hotel room with a man.

Such behaviour constitutes a morality crime in Aceh, the only region in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation that imposes Islamic law — known as Sharia. Those found guilty of breaches are often publicly whipped with a rattan cane.

But despite her reticence, she persevered and delivered her first flogging.

“I think she did a good job. Her technique was nice,” Banda Aceh Sharia police chief investigator Zakwan, who uses one name, told AFP.


0939, 28 January 2020


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Liberals defend Muslims all the time,but yet are silent on ridiculous practices like this.


  2. Mar

    At least they are coming into the 15th century.

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