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Ten men, woman publicly caned in Indonesia for 'immorality' under Islamic law

Jakarta , Sat, 21 Apr 2012 ANI

Jakarta, Ape 21(ANI): Ten men and a woman have been publicly caned for gambling and indulging in immoral behavior under the Islamic law that is followed in the conservative Aceh province of Indonesia, according to the authorities.

A Prosecutor's office official said nine people convicted of gambling were caned four to 12 times.

He revealed that two others, a man and woman were caned nine times after being found in a compromising position by local residents, The Express.co.uk reports.

All of them were beaten in front of dozens of people at a field in Langsa, the capital of East Aceh district, after being tried by the local Sharia Court.

Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation of 240 million people, has a policy of secularism, but it allows highly conservative Aceh province to implement a version of Sharia Islamic law. (ANI)

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