Two Indonesian women have been publicly whipped a 100 times each for selling s3x worker’s service online, an official in the Country’s conservative Aceh province said.
The punishment was handed down in Langsa city, Aceh.
Despite the bans of crowds over Coronavirus fear, several people gathered to watch the pair get lashed for the crimes they had committed.
Aji Asamanuddin, the head of Langsa’s Islamic sharia agency, said the two hijab-wearing suspects were also arrested along five s3x workers, who could also face flogging if found guilty of violating Islamic law.
They were punished for violating sharia by advertising s3x through the internet, Asmanuddin said.
Officials were struggling to crack down on the area’s booming online s3x trade, he added.
‘This is the first (pimping) case in Langsa although we believe there are many of them out there; Asmanuddin said.
‘We just don’t have necessary tools to monitor them online.
Aceh is the only region in Muslim-majority Indonesia to impose Islamic sharia law, which allows flogging on several offenses including prostitution, gambling, adultery, drinking alcohol, and gay s3x.