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Couple are brutally caned under Sharia law in Indonesia as punishment for having sex outside marriage
- Man and woman were sentenced to a public caning in Indonesia’s conservative Islamic province of Aech
- Guards were seen wincing as the pair were separately beaten after being caught having sex before marriage
- Punishment was carried out despite governor’s pledge to only hold whippings inside jails, away from viewers
- Aech is the only province in world’s most-populous Muslim country which imposes sharia law punishments
A man and a woman have been publicly caned in Indonesia’s deeply conservative Aech province after being caught having sex before marriage.
The couple were marched on to a stage in front of a crowd in the city of Jantho, around 36 miles from provincial capital Banda Aech, before being flogged.
The beating was carried out despite a pledge by Aech governor Irwandi Yusuf to only carry out the punishment inside prisons and away from the eyes of the public.