Two Indonesian men publicly caned 80 times each in Aceh for gay sex

Jan 28, 2021 | INVESTING

A gay couple were flogged in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province on Thursday, justice officials said, in a public spectacle lambasted by human rights groups.The two men were whipped nearly 80 times each for having gay sex, which is outlawed in Aceh province under local Islamic law.The pair, who were not identified, winced in pain and pleaded for the whipping to stop, as a masked sharia officer beat their backs with a rattan stick.The punishment was briefly halted and the men, both in their…

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