34-year-old woman flogged 7 times for standing too close to man in Aceh, Indonesia

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A total of five people, including two women and three men, were on Monday, caned outside a mosque in the conservative province of Aceh in Indonesia, which adheres to Sharia law.

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A 34-year-old woman (pictured) was flogged with a rattan cane at least seven times for being in close proximity to a man who is not her husband.

The 32-year-old male who was with her was also flogged seven times.

“It hurts so bad,” the woman said, as cited by AFP, raising her arms into the air.

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Two university students, both 19, received 100 lashes, after confessing to having sex outside marriage. A man found guilty of sex outside marriage was also flogged at least 22 times by the person delivering the punishment, who was dressed in long robes and a hood. His partner, who is two-months pregnant, is still waiting for her fate to be decided.

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