Woman Faints As She’s Publicly Flogged In Indonesia For Extramarital Affair

A woman from the Indonesian city of Banda Aceh has fainted in anguish after being publicly flogged for having sex outside of marriage.

The unidentified woman and her accomplice were each punished to 17 strokes of the cane.

An official in a head-to-toe brown cloak with their identity hidden by a mask administered the sentence.

The woman was flogged with a bamboo cane while dressed in traditional Islamic garb.

As the punishment is carried out, pictures show her sinking to the ground in anguish.

At the same time, her partner was flogged.

Aceh is Indonesia’s sole province that follows Sharia law, which is based on an extreme interpretation of Islam’s sacred book, the Quran.

The harshest sentences, such as those for homosexuality, can result in up to 150 lashes. Victims frequently pass out during or after their sentencing and must be hospitalized.


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