Woman Caned In Front Of Cheering Crowds For Having Sex Outside Marriage.

A woman has been publicly caned in front of a cheering crowd for having a sexual relationship outside of marriage in Indonesia’s ultra conservative Muslim province.

The harsh penalty was carried out in a public square as onlookers took photos in Banda Aceh in Indonesia’s Aceh province on Thursday.

The woman – who was not identified – is seen kneeling under a canopy dressed with her hair covered with a white hijab

A masked man then holds a cane that appears to be made out of bamboo against her back.

Aceh is the only province in Muslim-majority Indonesia that practices Shariah law.

It was a concession made by the central government in 2001 as part of efforts to end a decades-long war for independence.

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