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Malaysia Just Caned 2 Lesbians
Malaysia Just
Caned 2 Lesbians

Malaysia Just Caned 2 Lesbians

Amid a worsening crackdown on LGBT people

(Newser) - Malaysia caned two women who were caught having sex in a parked car, giving them each six lashes on Monday morning amid a heightened crackdown on homosexuality, reports CNN . The women, ages 22 and 32, were also fined $800. The AP appears to make the punishment sound softer, noting that...

2 Men Publicly Caned for Gay Sex
2 Men Publicly Caned
for Gay Sex

2 Men Publicly Caned for Gay Sex

They received dozens of lashes in Indonesia

(Newser) - Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province have been publicly caned dozens of times for consensual gay sex, a punishment that rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture" and that has escalated an anti-gay backlash. Hundreds packed the courtyard of a mosque to witness the caning Tuesday, which was the...

Singapore to Cane Guys Who Spray-Painted Train

One of 2 Germans convicted: 'This is the darkest episode of my entire life'

(Newser) - With a dozen cans of spray paint at his side as evidence, a Singapore judge sentenced two German men today to nine months in jail and three lashes with a cane for vandalizing a train, the Local reports. Andreas Von Knorre, 22, and Elton Hinz, 21, were charged with entering...

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...

Why We Must Bring Back Flogging
 Why We Must 
 Bring Back Flogging 

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...

Woman Dies After Caning Over Affair
Woman Dies After
Caning Over Affair

Woman Dies After Caning Over Affair

Bangladesh launches investigation into illegal punishment

(Newser) - Bangladeshi officials have launched an investigation into the death of 40-year-old woman following a severe caning for an alleged affair with her stepson. The woman died nearly a month after the beating; she was sentenced by village elders to 40 blows for adultery and caned in public. Bangladesh banned such...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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