A married Muslim woman has been publicly humiliated after she was flogged in public for sleeping with another man.
The shocking incident occurred in the Aceh province of Indonesia where she was flogged in front of a cheering crowd.
In the photos released on social media, a masked man in black robes could be seen administering the punishment to the woman who was screaming in pain.
Indonesia is a country that uses a strict form of Sharia law. Under the Sharia law men and women are forbidden to have sexual relations outside of wedlock, those who do are publicly flogged by state officials.
NAIJ.com was shocked to find out that public lashing is a common norm in Aceh, we have published several stories of similar events in Aceh.
The deputy mayor of Aceh, Zainal Arifin, told newsmen that the caning sentence has been enforced many times.
He said "Caning sentences have been enforced many times in the city of Banda Aceh. This proves that the government and the people of Banda Aceh are committed to implementing and enforcing the sharia."
Aceh has special autonomous status and is the only province in Indonesia to adopt Islamic law. It introduced Sharia law after being granted special autonomy in 2001.
Should this still be going on, despite the fact that the public has been introduced to the knowledge of such cruelty?
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