Sharia showdown. Whipping… for dating in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

The province only began to implement Sharia law in 2001, but has since outlawed numerous activities…

Drinking alcohol, sex before marriage, gambling and homosexuality are all punishable by public lashings. Women are even forbidden to stay in an entertainment venue after 11pm unless they are with a male relative. Banda Aceh lies on the western tip of Sumatra and is home to nearly five million Indonesians…


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