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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Photos/video: Two men publicly given 85 strokes of cane in Indonesia for having gay sex

Two men accused of having sex in contravention of sharia law, on Tuesday, May 23, received 85 strokes of lashes administered by religious police in Indonesia as hundreds of people watched the punishment ordered by an Islamic court.

The pair, both in their early 20s, were caught together in bed by a group of vigilantes who raided a boarding house in the provincial capital Banda Aceh in late March. Police later arrested the couple and said they admitted to being in a relationship and having had sex three times.

Prosecutor Gulmaini Wardani told journalists after the hearing at a special sharia court last Wednesday that the men were guilty of the crime of having homosexual sex and therefore should each receive 85 strokes of cane.

Cheers and applause went up from a crowd gathered outside a mosque in the city of Banda Aceh, capital of the conservative province of Aceh, as the masked men took turns to flog the pair on a raised platform.


The men stood quietly, their heads down, as spectators heckled them and shouted insults.
The punishment, condemned by rights groups, marked the first application of anti-homosexuality laws introduced in the province in 2014. Aceh has long had a reputation as Indonesia's most conservative region. It is the only province that criminalises same-sex relations and that uses Islamic law as its legal code in addition to the national criminal code.

Up to 1,000 people, many filming with smartphones, watched as the two men received 82 lashes each. Many others watched the punishment being meted out on a livestream video.
Some in the crowd carried banners rejecting the presence of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Aceh.
"I hope there won't be any more such cases of homosexuality, it is shocking," said Eni Tri 
 Retnaningsih, a 20-year-old student who said she had watched others caned before for other offences such as adultery.

At least eight other men and women were caned for other offences ahead of the punishment of the two found guilty of having gay sex.

Police separated men and women in the crowd as proceedings began, with 10 men in brown robes and hoods preparing a bundle of canes in case any broke during the flogging.
The beatings were delivered on the clothed backs of the men and women, some of whom cried out in pain with each stroke. In some cases, the caning was suspended briefly if the offender signaled they were in too much pain. 

At the end of the lashing, the two men were helped off the platform. They were free to return to their families, authorities said.

The father of one of the accused, who requested anonymity, said he did not know his son was gay before he was caught.
"This is an ordeal for our family," he said after the hearing last Wednesday. After this problem is resolved, we will send him to an Islamic boarding school to be educated so he won't be deviant anymore."
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Additional reporting by REUTERS

17 comments:

Niyi Daramola said...

If this act from an 11 year old doesn’t teach you forgiveness, I doubt if anything else will…



It reads:
“My daughter has not seen her biological dad since she was four. She’s 11 now. When she was two he contacted me and asked if I would allow him to terminate his parental rights so he could stop paying child support and I agreed.. I wanted to spare her the heartache of a revolving door father and the sacrifice of the financial support was well worth him never being able to disappoint her again.

I never lied to her about where he went or who her dad was.. I have always answered her questions in the most age appropriate way possible.

When she was four he contacted me and told me he has been diagnosed with cancer and would like to see her. I set aside a day and we met in the park. He had asked for two hours. He stayed 20 minutes and we never heard from him again..

Over the summer we ran into somebody that knows him and they commented on how she looks like his other children. They elaborated that he has settled down and has a family now. My stomach tied itself in knots thinking of how hurtful that must be to my daughter..

I cut the conversation short and we got in the car to leave and that’s when I saw her smiling. She said:

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Anonymous said...

Bisi Alimi, your own cane dey wait for u for heaven. Na Angels go flog that your silly ass!!!

Earl said...

of all the crimes to address, it is what two adults do behind close doors that is bothering some indonesia

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officials. this is human rights abuse if they don't know.

Anonymous said...

Very good. They deserve more than this.

ogbonna nwabueze said...

Na so them dey flog person.?

Joyous babe, Linda Ikeji FIrst Cousin said...

Good for them, Bobrisky take note!

Anonymous said...

Pls can this kind of punishment be added to the existing 14yrs jail term

Anonymous said...

We need a seperate police to help us deal with this issue of homosexulity...we must not take it lightly...deal with this homosexual with iron rod

Anonymous said...

We need a seperate police to help us deal with this issue of homosexulity...we must not take it lightly...deal with this homosexual with iron rod

Anonymous said...

We need a seperate police to help us deal with this issue of homosexulity...we must not take it lightly...deal with this homosexual with iron rod

Anonymous said...

We need a seperate police to help us deal with this issue of homosexulity...we must not take it lightly...deal with this homosexual with iron rod

Anonymous said...

We need a seperate police to help us deal with this issue of homosexulity...we must not take it lightly...deal with this homosexual with iron rod

Anonymous said...

Anon, 17.01. Why call Bisi Alimi? Why should he be caned? He stays true to his nature, rather than deceive a trusting woman in a fake marriage. That caning was in breach of human rights. The men had done nothing to deserve caning. No whipping can change a man's nature.

prince said...

Anonymous
WHAT A STUPID DEMONIC NATURE ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT

Anonymous said...

Ask am!

Anonymous said...

Walking of their front burners would have done them a world of good and subjected them to abstain from any form of such for life.

Anonymous said...

This anonymous is right,nothing like demonic in him. Let everybody be who he is.

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