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Muslim woman in Indonesia flogged for sitting close to her boyfriend (Photos)


A woman screamed out in pain as she was caned in public after breaking strict Islamic laws.

She was one of 13 people to be punished in the Indonesian province of Aceh, with hundreds of people cheering.
Each was given between nine and 25 strikes according to the severity of their crime.

They were found guilty of inappropriate acts , including khalwat (affectionate contact by an unmarried couple) and ikhtilat (intimacy or mixing) in violation of Islamic bylaws, according to the Antara news agency.