the image is disturbing in times of Corona-pandemic. With a stick, a young man is shoes punished - with Mouth guards and hand.
Aceh - A masked figure with Mouth guard and gloves , a beating with a bamboo stick on the back of a young man. From the pain of the Condemned contorts his face. His head is lowered. He is publicly punished on the square in front of a mosque in Jantho (Aceh).
His crime: He was with a woman. For the unmarried it is forbidden according to the Sharia law to kiss or to meet alone. the holding hands is taboo. Because the man has violated the Shariah, he was sentenced to 100 lashes . His girlfriend is also punished with beatings.
The scene irritated. In the case of the brutal punishment the executor of mouth protection and gloves to protect yourself from a Coronavirus infection. The Convicts are dressed all in White, and mouth protection.+ Cruel punishment: his girlfriend was sentenced to 100 lashes. ©AFP / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN
banning Sharia law
The Indonesian province of Aceh has the Sharia law introduced as the only province only a few years ago. the Sharia law prohibits the consumption of alcohol, gambling, adultery, and unmarried men and women. homosexuality is forbidden in there. The Foreign office points in the trip point to Indonesia the fact that these penal provisions are also applied to non-Muslims. The possible penalties drastic physical measures (public flogging can include).
human rights groups such as Amnesty International condemn for years, the Islamic penal laws for the province of Aceh, particularly the application of corporal punishment.
All focused on the Corona-pandemic, much is left out of Eight. Karl Lauterbach made on Twitter on a particular pressing Problem.
Indonesia: Where Aceh is the province?
The province of Aceh is located on the island of Sumatra. The former Sultanate is located in the northernmost tip of Indonesia.
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