Christian woman publicly caned for selling alcohol in Indonesia
April 14, 2016 - Uncategorized
A crowd of hundreds gathered at a public area in Aceh, Indonesia, on Wednesday to witness the caning of a 60-year-old Christian woman.
The unnamed woman received nearly 30 strokes of the rattan cane for selling alcohol in the conservative Indonesian province.
According to AFP, this is the first time that a person outside of the Islamic faith is being punished under Shariah law.
Public canings in Aceh are not uncommon. Shariah law prohibits drinking, adultery, same-sex relationships, as well as associating with unmarried members of the opposite sex. Read more…