Five unmarried couples was publicly flogged for breaking the laws of Sharia in Indonesia.
The land of volcanoes is the largest country in the world with a Muslim majority population, writes the Mirror.
According to prosecutors, all pairs are caught, when they “held hands, hugged or had sex”. All of this is considered a crime in the region of Aceh, who lives under Islamic law.
“Criminals” was from four to twenty-two strokes of a rattan cane on the square near the mosque in the provincial capital Banda Aceh once served several months in prison.
All the action happened in front of a huge crowd consisting of men, women and children. Witnesses the public flogging not only watched the process, and filmed it on camera.
It should be noted that Aceh is the only province in Indonesia that enforces Islamic law.
“We hope that in the future this will happen again,” said the religious legalist, Safriadi.
The executioner punishes man
Earlier in December in Aceh, a hundred lashes got two men who had sex with underage girls.
Also, the region on the island of Sumatra whipping punished a number of offenses, including gambling, drinking alcohol and gay sex.
Human rights activists criticize public flogging for their cruelty, and the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo has called for an end to this practice, however, this form of punishment enjoys wide support among the population of Aceh.
The crowd was filming on a phone
The harsh laws of Indonesia apply not only to relations but also to the music.
A popular Indonesian preacher calls on Muslims worldwide not to listen to music in the genre of “K-pop” because she “glorifies homosexuality and promiscuity”.
Indonesian Fuad Naim, which has nearly 56,000 followers on Instagram, says that the culture of Korean pop music — “road to hell”, which seduces the faithful on LGBT relationships.
Speaking on Tuesday at a mosque in South Jakarta, the preacher said that the world has covered the “Korean wave”.
In this regard, Naim organized a campaign against the genre, and Muslim begs fans to boycott music and the respective artists.
Recall why Indonesians every three years, dig up the dead.
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