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Two men in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province were publicly caned 77 times each at Banda Aceh’s Tamansari city park on Thursday after neighbours reported them to the Islamic religious police for having coitus.
Sharia law is a strict interpretation of Islam and includes harsh punishments for crimes like whipping and stoning to death for Muslims found guilty of adultery, sodomy and rape.
The men, aged 27 and 29, were arrested in November after residents broke into their rented room and they were caught in the act.
They were sentenced to 80 strokes last month, but they were caned 77 times after a remission for time spent in prison.
(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)