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Two men sentenced to 85 strokes for gay sex in Aceh

  • Hotli Simanjuntak

    Banda Aceh, Aceh

The Jakarta Post | Thu, May 18, 2017 | 09:50 am
Two men sentenced to 85 strokes for gay sex in Aceh A man is punished with a public caning for violating Aceh's Islamic bylaws, locally known as Qanun in Banda Aceh on Tuesday. The man is one of 18 convicts, who were sentenced for gambling, consuming liquor, and dating. (Antara/Irwansyah Putra)

PREMIUM Gay couple first to be charged with homosexuality in Aceh Defendants not represented by lawyers, will not appeal A sharia court in Banda Aceh has sentenced two men to 85 strokes of the cane in public after finding them guilty of homosexuality, which is a crime under the province’s sharia penal code. The court declared the two men, identified only as MT, 23, and MH, 20, guilty of violat...

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