A WOMAN has been filmed being whipped on stage for having sex outside marriage in Indonesia – to the delight of many spectators watching in the crowd.
These horrifying photos show an Indonesian woman dressed in a white veil, kneeling on stage while being whipped by a masked official.
A woman in Indonesia has been filmed being whipped on stage for having sex outside marriage[/caption]
The caning took place in the Adeh province of Indonesia where strict local laws are in place[/caption]
A crowd gathered to witness the barbaric punishment that took place in the city of Banda Ace, in Indonesia’s Aceh province – where women are subject to strict local laws.
Public whippings such as these are common for crimes including gambling, drinking alcohol, having homosexual sex and having sex before marriage.
Many men in crowd can be seen looking delighted by the punishment and came to film or take photos of the spectacle as it happened.
The official whipping the women is reportedly known as ‘aogojo’ – he wore a masked hood and robe to cover his face and body completely.
Local crowds looked on and jeered at the woman as she was whipped[/caption]
Many spectators filmed the whippings as they went down[/caption]
A masked official completed all the whippings, wearing a mask and full-body covering[/caption]
Around 98 per cent of Banda Aceh’s residents are Muslim, but practices such as these have been highly condemned throughout the nation.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called for public canings to come to an end.
The government of Aceh said in 2018 that all future canings would be carried out in prisons, but some local governments have continued the practice.
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In these photos, two women can be seen escorting the terrified woman who is about to be whipped to the stage.
The trio look horrified and keep their heads down as they walk to the stage.
Crowds are held back by black barriers and fences, but they hold out mobile phones and film the whipping as it happens.
Two women escorted the woman who was being whipped to the stage – all were visibly upset[/caption]
The women was being punished for having sex outside of marriage[/caption]
The masked official is treated with respect from locals[/caption]
The woman wore a white linen veil and kneeled as the punishment was given out[/caption]
Two solemn women wearing head coverings lead the woman being whipped to the stage[/caption]
Spectators in the crowd filmed and photographed the punishment as it happened[/caption]
Punishments such as these whippings are controversial in Indonesia, where the President is trying to get them banned[/caption]
Locals seemed to enjoy watching the punishment, smiling and holding up their phones[/caption]
The masked official carrying out the whipping is known as ‘abojo’[/caption]
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