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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