Indonesia, according to a report by the BBC, a man and a woman in the province of Aceh have been publicly punished with stick bats for having an affair with each other.
The 46-year-old man was himself a member of a religious council, which campaigned for strict punishment of „adultery“, it was said. He has received 28 strokes, the married woman 23. In Aceh (Sumatra) is since 2005, the Islamic law, the Sharia.
It was „God’s law,“ the BBC quoted the deputy mayor of the district of Besar, Husaini Wahab. Anyone found guilty of an extramarital affair must be flogged, even if he is a religious official. According to the BBC, the case was a „premiere“ in this regard. In photos you could see a man with a mask struck the man with his face distorted with pain.