Indonesian Woman Brutally Flogged Under Sharia Law Over Adultery Allegation

A 30-year-old woman is hospitalized after an Indonesian Sharia court punished her with 100 lashes on a public stage in Lhokseumawe, southeast of the province’s capital Banda Aceh.

Indonesian Woman CanedUnder sharia, or Muslim religious law, drinking alcohol, adultery, homosexually, gambling, and any displays of affection outside of marriage, are outlawed. Aceh is the only Indonesian province to enforce Sharia, even though other districts across Indonesia are also implementing sharia-influenced laws.

The woman, whose name is Mazidah, was being punished for privately being in the mere presence of a man who is not her husband.

The harsh law, included in the Muslim religious jurisprudence followed by other countries like Saudi Arabia and Sudan, dictated that the headscarf-wearing woman was guilty of adultery.

Mazidah was inflicted the blows from a masked flogger in front of large crowd, including children, outside the city’s mosque, and had to be taken to the hospital as a result.

The 34-year-old man Mazidah was with also received 100 lashes, but did not require hospital treatment…

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