Indonesia.- A woman in the Indonesian province of Aceh she was flogged with 100 lashes accused of adultery, while its supposed partner with the one who committed the crime, so he only received 15 lashes, by denying the accusations.
In the conservative Indonesian province, where Islamic law governs, the woman confessed to having committed adultery, For which she was entitled to the severe punishment, however, the man who is also married, denied having committed adultery.
The man, who was head of the East Aceh Fisheries Agency, and also married, because he denied any misconduct, making it more difficult for the judges to acknowledge his guilt, explained Ivan Najjar Alavi, chief prosecutor.
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“During the trial, he did not admit anything and denied all the accusations. Therefore, the judges could not prove his guilt,” Alavi told the press after the public punishment provided by the islamic law for these cases.
Aceh is the only region of Indonesia, a country with a Muslim majority, to impose the islamic law, which punishes the game, adultery, drink alcohol and have homosexual relationships.
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The man who denied the accusations However, he received a lesser and alternative punishment of 15 lashes for “showing affection to a woman who is not his wife”, after both were surprised by local residents in a palm oil plantation, in 2018.