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.