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Indonesia 'gang-rape victim' faces public caning

Published on May 6, 2014 7:53 PM
 

BANDA ACEH (AFP) - A woman allegedly gang-raped in Indonesia's Aceh as a punishment for sleeping with a married man may still be caned for the affair under the province's Islamic laws, an official said on Tuesday.

A group of eight men allegedly carried out the sex assault last week on the 25-year-old widow at her house in Langsa in East Aceh district, and also beat up the man with whom she is accused of having an affair.

After the attack, which also saw the couple doused with sewage, the pair were handed over to Islamic sharia law officials.

Ibrahim Latif, head of Langsa's Islamic sharia law office, said both the man, 40, and woman still face up to nine lashes of the cane in public over the affair.

 
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