Caning is a widely used form of corporal punishment in Singapore. It can be divided into several contexts: judicial, prison, reformatory, military, school, and domestic. These practices of caning are largely a legacy of, and are influenced by, British colonial rule in Singapore. Of these, judicial caning is the most severe.
Female ‘algojo’ used for the first time in Banda Aceh public caning: official
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By Afp. One woman begged for mercy and another sobbed uncontrollably as Indonesia 's Aceh arch-conservative province flogged 11 people for getting too close to members of the opposite sex. The six men and five women were rounded up by religious officers who caught them behaving amorously in public, a crime under local Islamic law. Despite widespread criticism, public whipping is a common punishment for a range of offences in the deeply conservative region at the tip of Sumatra island, including gambling, drinking alcohol , and having gay sex or relations outside of marriage. Aceh is the only region in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country that imposes Islamic law.
A public caning carried out today in Banda Aceh, the capital city of Aceh province, became the first in the city to feature a woman handling the cane. The algojo struck a woman, who was identified by her initials LVY 26 , with a long rattan cane while city officials and members of the public watched. LVY was previously caught in a raid at a Banda Aceh hotel by the Wilayatul Hisbah Religious Police along with four military personnel and six other civilians, many of whom allegedly consumed meth at the time.
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