A province in Indonesia has passed a law meaning gay people caught having sex will be caned in public 100 times.
Gay people caught having sex will be caned in public 100 times
Indonesia has passed a law meaning gay people caught having sex will be caned in public 100 times.
As well as being caned 100 times, people caught having sex with someone of the same sex will be fined up to a kilogram of gold (8 million naira) and can be sent to prison for 100 months.
You can also be caned 100 times for committing adultery – but won’t besubject to a fine or imprisonment.
People caught gambling, drinking alcohol and women who skip Friday prayers or wear tight clothes can also be lashed publicly.
Banda Aceh province introduced the regulation last year, but officials held off from implementing it until this week so they could ‘educate’ people about it.
Aceh is considered more strictly religious than other areas of Muslim-majority Indonesia and is the only province allowed to observe a version of Islamic law. It was granted the right to enforce Shariah law in 2006 as part of a peace deal to end a separatist war.
Recently, the province after pressure from the central government dropped a bill saying adulterers should be stoned to death.
Outside of the province the central government does not criminalise homosexuality.
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