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Young lovers flogged publicly for hugging each other in Indonesia

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Two teenagers were flogged 17 times each because for hugging each other in Indonesia’s Aceh province, they also spent months in jail.

A female university student and her boyfriend, who are both 18-years-old, were handed the sentence under strict Sharia law in the province. The law forbids intimate displays in public.lovers flogged publicly for hugging each other in Indonesia

The pair were marched on to a stage in front of a mosque in the provincial capital of Banda Aceh before being struck across the back with a bamboo cane. Hundreds of spectators gathered to watch the punishment being carried out.lovers flogged publicly for hugging each other in Indonesia

Afterward, Banda Aceh deputy mayor Zainal Arifin said;

People outside of Aceh who think Islamic Sharia is cruel can now see that it is actually very tolerant and humane.lovers flogged publicly for hugging each other in Indonesia

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