3 women suffer public flogging for having premarital sex

They were joined by 14 men arrested for sexual offences and gambling and were caned in front of a mosque following Friday prayer.

3 women suffer public flogging for having premarital sex

Three women were publicly flogged  in Banda Aceh, Indonesia for having premarital sex.

The women were earlier arrested for having unmarried sex.

Gay sex, gambling and drinking alcohol are already punishable by caning in Aceh which began implementing Sharia law after being granted special autonomy in 2001.

This was done in an effort by the central government in Jakarta to quell a long-running separatist insurgency.

See photos from the public flogging in Pulse gallery.

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