A woman cried as she pleaded with a masked sharia officer to stop whipping her in a public ceremony in Indonesia 's deeply conservative Aceh province on Wednesday. The year-old woman, who was being punished for having pre-marital sex, was among three people who were publicly whipped times. Flogging is used as punishment for a range of offences in the region at the tip of Sumatra island, including gambling, drinking alcohol , and having gay sex or relations outside of marriage. Three people were publicly whipped times each in Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province on Wednesday, with one woman pleading for the masked sharia officer to stop because she could not bear the pain.
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A man and woman were whipped until they passed out during separate public punishments by authorities in Indonesia on Thursday. The year-old man was beaten unconscious and required resuscitation during a punishment of lashings for extramarital sex in front of jeering spectators in East Aceh , according to the AFP news agency. In a separate incident, a woman who was sentenced to 30 lashes fell unconscious during her punishment in Aceh Tamiang, according to local media. Amnesty International UK said her punishment, which may be resumed at a later date, was for being found "in the company of a man other than her male guardian. Amnesty International UK said the year-old was taken to hospital after the end of his punishment. Public canings are regularly carried out in the province of Aceh and draw large crowds who are allowed to take photographs and video of the beatings. Following the enactment of the Special Autonomy Law in , conservative sharia by-laws have come into force and are enforced by Islamic courts in the province. In some cases, these laws come with punishments of up to lashes for offences such as consensual sex outside marriage, same-sex sexual relations and gambling. No-one deserves to face this unspeakable cruelty. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.
One woman and two men received strokes of the rattan as dozens of spectators cheered on in Lhokseumawe, near Indonesia's Banda Aceh province. A woman cried as she was publicly whipped by a masked sharia officer for having pre-marital sex with her boyfriend in Indonesia's Banda Aceh province. The young woman, 22, is seen wincing in pain and begs the officer to stop as she received strokes of the cane while dozens of spectators watched along the sidelines. Flogging is used as punishment for several offences in Indonesia's Aceh province, including gambling, drinking alcohol, having gay sex or pre-marital sex. A man and woman faced whips of the rattan after they were caught having pre-marital sex, while a year-old teen was also whipped in a separate sentencing for pre-marital sex. The teenager's white shirt was soaked in blood by the end of the thrashing and he will now serve five years in jail. The flogging was held in a stadium so children did not have to witness the violent scenes, Fakhrillah, and official from the local prosecutor's office confirmed.
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