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18-Year-Old Student And Her Boyfriend Flogged Publicly For Hugging Each Other (Photos)

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Two teenagers have been whipped 17 times each after spending months in jail because they were caught hugging in Indonesia’s Aceh province.

A female university and boyfriend, both 18, were handed the sentence under strict Sharia law in the province, which forbids intimate displays in public.

The pair were marched on to a stage in front of a mosque in the capital of Banda Aceh before being struck across the back with a bamboo cane.

Afterward, Banda Aceh deputy mayor Zainal Arifin said: ‘ outside of Aceh who think Sharia is cruel now see that it is actually very tolerant and humane.’



Hundreds of spectators gathered to watch the punishment being carried out.

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