Law Punishing Gay Sex With Caning Takes Effect in Indonesia

October 23, 2015 1:58 PM

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A law that makes gay sex punishable by public caning has taken effect in a conservative Indonesian province.

The law took effect in Aceh province on Friday. It says anyone caught having homosexual sex can face up to 100 strokes of a cane, a fine of up to 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of gold (about $37,400) and imprisonment of up to 100 months. Adulterers are also subject to 100 lashes of a cane, but not to the ...

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