She cried aloud when the lashes flapped upon her skin, but the Sharia officers continued whipping until it was 100. The crime she and her boyfriend did was that they shared each other before their marriage. The incident has shaken the conscience of the international community.
The incident happened in Indonesia’s Banda Aceh province. A young woman of 22 was publicly whipped by a masked sharia officer for having pre-marital sex with her boyfriend who also received the same punishment.
The young woman, 22, is seen wincing in pain and begs the officer to stop as she received 100 strokes of the cane while dozens of spectators watched along the sidelines. Two men and women were flogged at a stadium in Lhokseumawe, some 170 miles from the provincial capital Banda Aceh on Wednesday, as punishment for having sex before marriage.
Flogging is used as punishment for several offences in Indonesia’s Aceh province, including gambling, drinking alcohol, having gay sex or pre-marital sex. Sharia punishments range from public lashing to publicly stoning to death, amputation of hands and crucifixion.
Generally Hudud crimes cannot be pardoned by the victim or by the state, and the punishments must be carried out in public.