Gang Rape Then Caning: Welcome to Aceh’s Bizarre Moral Crusade

May 8, 2014 7:58 AM

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The appalling treatment meted out to a 25-year-old widow has drawn attention to the fundamentalist application of Shari‘a in the Indonesian province of Aceh. But with Brunei having just adopted the code and a Malaysian state pushing for the same, the controversy over Shari‘a in Asia is only just heating up

It all began when a group of eight men raided a woman’s home last week and caught a 25-year-old widow with a married man. Accusing them of adultery, the vigilantes, who included a 13-year-old boy, beat up the 40-year-old man, gang-raped the woman and doused the two with sewage before turning them ov...

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