The punishment was in accordance with the Sharia law, which forbids having sex outside of wedlock and punishes all offenders publicly.
The abuses that are sanctioned in Islamic law are numerous. Yet these abuses, albeit committed in the name of Islam, are routinely deemed by both Muslim and non-Muslim spokesmen in the West to be isolated and having nothing to do with Islam. No wonder efforts to take barbarism out of Islam keep failing.
“Woman in Indonesia caned under Sharia law for having sex before marriage”, Asian Age, April 19, 2017:
Jakarta: A couple was given between 23 to 25 lashes each in public, with a cane for having sex before marriage in Indonesia. The woman was robed in white, had her face covered and then made to kneel on a stage where she was punished in front of a crowd.The punishment was in accordance with the Sharia law, which forbids having sex outside of wedlock and punishes all offenders publicly.
According to a report in Daily Mail, the woman one among the four couples who were punished for the same crime. The sentence was carried out in Banda Aceh in Sumatra island, where the Sharia law is a part of the official legal system. The 25 lashes given to her, is the punishment for women who have sex before marriage.
The man was dressed in white too while he was being punished, but he was allowed to stand through it…..