60-Year-old woman flogged for selling alcohol

A 60-year-old woman was flogged on Tuesday in North-West of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island  after a local district court declared her guilty for selling alcoholic beverages.

The local shariah court in Takengon in Aceh province ordered 30 strokes of public caning.

However, the sentence was reduced to 28 strokes due to time she served in detention for 47 days before the court verdict.

“The convict will receive 28 strokes,” the verdict read, which was read out by the court prior to the public caning.

The other four convicts were two couples declared who were guilty for committing adultery.

The first couple, a 19-year-old man and 26-year-old woman, received three strokes each.The second couple, a former village chief in his 40s and a 30-year-old woman, received 100 strokes each.

Report, according to DPA said Aceh is the only province in Indonesia that implements strict sharia law due to its special autonomy status, and public caning is a common punishment for offenders of its sharia by laws.

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