Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Indonesian Woman In Close Proximity To A Man She Is Not Married To Is Caned Under Sharia Law

She screams out in agony after being whipped in a caning ceremony outside a mosque in Indonesia's Banda Aceh region

People gathered outside a mosque in Indonesia to see a woman scream out in agony after being caned as a punishment for being in 'close proximity' to a man she wasn't married to.

Nur Elita was marched to the yard of Baiturrahumim Mosque in Banda Aceh for violating the region's strict Sharia laws, after she allegedly showed affectionate behaviour to a fellow university student.
The woman was forced to endure the punishment after breaking the region's strict Sharia law on being to close to a man she was not married to 

Under the law men and women, who are not spouses, are not allowed to get too close due to the the 'khalwat' offence and punishment is by public caning.
She received five lashes and at the end of the punishment could be seen lying on the floor doubled over in pain.

Eventually she was carried off the stage, into an ambulance, and had to be taken to hospital.

In total, the woman received five lashes from the masked man who carried out the caning outside the mosque

Also being caned was the man she was accused of getting too close to and he was forced to stand while being whipped.

Meanwhile four other men were also forced to endure the punishment for gambling, which is also outlawed under Sharia law.

Despite the punishment being over, she was unable to rise to her feet and was seen lying down clutching her shoulder 

She was eventually picked up by officials and carried to a waiting ambulance, where she had to be taken to hospital for treatment 

The man was forced to stand as he also received five lashes to his back for breaking strict Sharia law