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An unmarried couple have been publicly whipped 21 times each for breaking Sharia law in Indonesia's Aceh district after they were caught making out in a parked car.
The couple were found in the Ule Lee Harbor area of Banda Aceh City, on the island of Sumatra, according to Sindo News.
The public whipping took place at the Bustanul Salatin complex on Wednesday afternoon.
'The two of them violated Article 25 paragraph (1) of Qanun Aceh Number 6 of 2014 concerning the Jinayat Law, namely the act of conscientiousness,' said Head of Criminal Investigation Section of the Banda Aceh Prosecutor's Office, Isnawati, in Banda Aceh.
The woman, RO, 23, and the man, M, 24, who were described as a non-muhrim couple, were given 21 lashes, reduced from 25.
An Acehnese woman receives caning punishment up to 25 lashes for breaking the Sharia law in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on June 7, 2023
An Acehnese woman receives caning punishment up to 25 lashes for