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Indonesian women wait to be whipped in front of a baying crowd for having unmarried sex

Images show women dressed in white and sitting with their heads bowed (top left) waiting their turn to be caned in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. In one picture, a woman can be seen kneeling on a red platform as her back is whipped (main image) in front of guards and members of the public. 
Aceh is the only province in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country that is allowed to implement Islamic Sharia law. Although public whipping is a common punishment in the province, it is rare for women to be caned.

A woman kneels and grimaces as she is lashed with a cane for having unmarried sex in an Indonesian province which is ruled under Sharia law in newly released photographs.  

The images show women dressed in white and sitting with their heads bowed as they wait their turn to be punished in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
In one photo, a woman can be seen kneeling on a red platform as her back is whipped with a cane in front of guards and members of the public.
Punishment: Pictures have emerged of a woman being whipped in a square in Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Punishment: Pictures have emerged of a woman being whipped in a square in Banda Aceh, Indonesia
An Indonesian Sharia policeman whips a woman arrested for having unmarried sex during a public caning ceremony outside a mosque in Banda Aceh
An Indonesian Sharia policeman whips a woman arrested for having unmarried sex during a public caning ceremony outside a mosque in Banda Aceh
Indonesian women are shown waiting their turn to be whipped in front of a baying crowd - for having unmarried sex
Indonesian women are shown waiting their turn to be whipped in front of a baying crowd - for having unmarried sex
The woman was pictured being led on to the platform by guards before she was given her punishment
The woman was pictured being led on to the platform by guards before she was given her punishment
Aceh is the only province in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country that is allowed to implement Islamic Sharia law.
Although public whipping is a common punishment in the province, it is rare for women to be caned

Further images show men also being punished after being accused of violating Sharia law.
Three women and 14 men arrested for sexual offences and gambling were caned in front of a mosque following Friday prayer.
Gay sex, gambling and drinking alcohol are already punishable by caning in Aceh which began implementing Sharia law after being granted special autonomy in 2001, an effort by the central government in Jakarta to quell a long-running separatist insurgency.
Further images show men also being punished after being accused of violating Sharia law
Further images show men also being punished after being accused of violating Sharia law
Aceh is the only province in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country that is allowed to implement Islamic Sharia law
Aceh is the only province in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country that is allowed to implement Islamic Sharia law
A man dressed in white bows his head as he prepares to be whipped for breaking Sharia laws. Although public whipping is a common punishment in the province, it is rare for women to be caned
A man dressed in white bows his head as he prepares to be whipped for breaking Sharia laws. Although public whipping is a common punishment in the province, it is rare for women to be caned
A flurry of new Islamic laws have been introduced in Aceh in recent years, drawing howls of protest from rights groups

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