Woman Taken To Hospital After Being Lashed For Adultery In Aceh

A woman in Aceh has sought hospital treatment after being publicly caned as a sharia court punishment for the crime of adultery.

The court in Aceh, the only Indonesian province which implements a strict sharia law, found 30-year-old Mazidah guilty of adultery after being charged with being in a private place in the presence of a man she was not married to.

The public punishment, which took place in the city of Lhokseumawe after Friday prayer last week, also saw the 34-year-old man Mazidah was with receive 100 lashes. There was also a public caning of a third offender accused of indecent behaviour against a minor, local media have reported.