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Teen to Be Caned for Facebook Insult

Zimbabwe teen convicted of 'criminal insult'

(Newser) - A Zimbabwe teenager's backside will be taking the heat for an ill-judged Facebook comment. The 17-year-old boy was convicted of "criminal insult," and sentenced to two strokes from a cane after taking a photograph of a woman, posting it on Facebook, and calling her a "typical... More »

Why We Must Bring Back Flogging

It's more humane than prison, argues Peter Moskos

(Newser) - Prisons were invented to replace “barbaric” corporal punishment—but now, with our prison system failing, there’s only one thing to do: Bring back flogging. Yes, it sounds horrible, writes Peter Moskos in the Washington Post . But “America has a prison problem.” Namely, they cost too much... More »

Ex-Footballer Faces Caning, Fraud Charges in Singapore

After overstaying visa, former FSU player in more legal trouble

(Newser) - An American citizen who faces caning in Singapore after overstaying his tourist visa has also been charged with fraud, the AP reports. The former Florida State football player was already at risk of being the first American to be caned in Singapore since 1994. Now he’s been slapped with... More »

Swiss Man May Be Caned for Singapore Graffiti

Expat pleads guilty to vandalizing subway cars

(Newser) - A Swiss software executive may be facing—or, rather, facing away from—a caning after pleading guilty to spraying graffiti on a Singapore subway. Oliver Fricker, 32, broke into a train depot with an accomplice and vandalized subway cars last month, AP reports. Under Singapore law, vandalism is punishable by... More »

Malaysia Canes 3 Women for Adultery

Minister: 'It was carried out perfectly'

(Newser) - For the first time in Malaysia's history, three women have been caned under Islamic law for having extramarital sex. "It was carried out perfectly," the country's home minister tells Reuters . "Even though the caning did not injure them, they said it caused pain within them." Amnesty... More »

Beer-Drinking Model Gets Ramadan Caning Reprieve

(Newser) - A Muslim model sentenced to caning for drinking beer in Malaysia has been granted a reprieve during the holy month of Ramadan, Reuters reports. The caning will be carried out in late September, officials said. Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, a mother of two who lives in Singapore, was arrested while... More »

Beer-Drinking Model Demands Public Caning

(Newser) - A Malaysian model sentenced to caning for drinking beer wants her punishment carried out in public, CNN reports. Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, 32, will be the first woman to be flogged for alcohol consumption in the Muslim-majority nation. "Let's be transparent" about the punishment, Kartika has insisted. Her father... More »

150 Maldive Women to Be Flogged for Affairs

(Newser) - A criminal court in the Maldives has ruled that 150 women will be flogged for having affairs in the Muslim country, reports the Independent. Some 50 men face the same punishment. Earlier this month an 18-year-old woman fainted after being flogged 100 times for having sex with two men, who... More »

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