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Women flogged for adultery in Indonesia

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A video has surfaced from Indonesia in which a woman is being brutally flogged for committing adultery.

The woman can be seen kneeling before a masked individual, waiting to be punished. Such punishments are common and usually consist up to 29 lashes administered to the victim for their so-called crime.

Despite more than 90 percent of the 255 million population of Indonesia describing themselves as moderate Muslims, the region uphold barbaric sharia punishments. Allowing such strict sharia doctrines to be practiced was a part of the peace deal that ended a three-decade insurgency.

Aceh approved an anti-homosexuality law that can punish anyone caught having gay sex with 100 lashes.

A peace agreement signed in 2005 granted special autonomy to the territory of Aceh, at the northern tip of Sumatra, on condition that it remained part of the sprawling nation.

People in Aceh are still subjected to flogging for a range of offenses including gambling, drinking alcohol, gay sex or any sexual relationship outside marriage.

Back in September 2014, Aceh approved an anti-homosexuality law that can punish anyone caught having gay sex with 100 lashes.

Any individual caught engaging in consensual gay sex is liable for punishment with 100 lashes, 100 months in jail or a fine of 1,000 grams of gold.

People can be caned for something as innocent and trivial as standing too close to a partner in public or being seen alone with someone they are not married to.

The law also ascribes punishment for sex crimes, unmarried people engaging in displays of affection, people caught found guilty of adultery.

People can be caned for something as innocent and trivial as standing too close to a partner in public or being seen alone with someone they are not married to.