Posts Tagged ‘flogging’

We Met an All-Women Flogging Squad in Indonesia

ACEH, Indonesia – It’s just another day in Banda Aceh, the capital city of Indonesia’s only Shariah-regulated province and one of its poorest.  Officials—mostly men—from the Sharia police are gathered at Taman Sari, a popular public park at the heart of the city. Among the scant crowd is a group of college girls and photojournalists […]

Christian Couple in Sudan Faces Possible Flogging for ‘Adultery’

Al Jazirah state, Sudan. (TUBS, Creative Commons) JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A couple in Sudan could be punished with 100 lashes after being charged with “adultery” because a sharia (Islamic law) court annulled their marriage due to the husband’s conversion to Christianity, their attorney said. Hamouda Tia Kafi, 34, and Nada…

Dozens killed, wounded in multiple suicide bombings in Kurdish-controlled Syrian city

Twin suicides blasts targeted two restaurants in the city, according to Kurdish YPG militia spokesman Redur Xelil, as cited by the agency. Blaming Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) for the terror acts, Xelil said he believes dozens have been killed or injured. At least 16 people were killed and 35 wounded in the attacks, according […]

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