Indonesia’s masked Sharia law ‘enforcers’ administer agonising lashings

Terrified locals have been violently lashed by Sharia law ‘enforcers’ for spending time with people who are not their wives or husbands in Indonesia.

The public caning, which took place in Banda Aceh province, saw several citizens whipped in front of a huge crowd.

Masked enforcers carried out the punishments as part of their duties as algojo, which translated from Indonesian means ‘the executioner’ and the person responsible for carrying out the death penalty.