Two gay men were caned dozens of times yesterday in front or a crowd for having gay sex.
The New York Post reported that the crowd of more than a thousand cheered as the two men were struck with whips across their backs.
The couple was arrested last March after neighbors discovered them having sex in Indonesia.
What they have done is like a virus that can harm people’s morale. This kind of public punishment is an attempt to stop the spread of the virus to other communities in Aceh.
— Sarojini Mutia Irfan – Student
A Shariah court sentenced the two men to each received 85 of the painful strokes as punishment.
Caning is a form of punishment that is widely used in the Muslim world to serve as punishment for a variety of offenses.