Indonesian woman faints as she's cruelly flogged publicly for extramarital sex

An elite all-female flogging squad has been recruited to dole out punishments to female transgressors.
Indonesian woman faints as she's cruelly flogged publicly for extramarital sex
The official had carefully selected a cane before carrying out the punishment HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

Photos from the city of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, show a woman collapsing during a brutal Sharia punishment for the crime of having sex outside of marriage.

The unnamed woman was sentenced to 17 strokes of lash along with her partner.

The punishment was carried out by an official, or Algojo, wearing a head-to-toe brown cloak with their identity obscured by a domino-type mask.

The woman, wearing traditional Islamic dress, was flogged with a bamboo cane.

Her partner who was staring defiantly out into the audience, was also flogged at the same event.

Aceh is the only Indonesian province which operates under Sharia law - which sees rules governed by a radical interpretation of Islam's holy book the Quran.

In 2018, the local government pledged to end its policy of public corporal punishment, saying that future floggings would take place in prisons instead.

However, despite that promise, the number of public floggings and canings has actually risen, Daily Mail reports.

An elite all-female flogging squad has been recruited to dole out punishments to female transgressors.

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