60-Year-Old Woman Caned by Sharia Court for Selling Alcohol

A 60-year-old woman was caned in public in the north-west of Indonesia’s Sumatra island today after a local district court declared her guilty of selling alcoholic beverages.

The local shariah court in Takengon in Aceh province ordered 30 strokes of public caning for Remita Sinaga, news website Kompas.comreported, but the sentence was reduced to 28 strokes due to time she served in detention for 47 days before the court verdict.

“The convict will receive 28 strokes,” the verdict read, which was read out by the court prior to the public caning, according to the report.