The prisoner in the Indonesian town of Aceh was revived before the 100 lashes with a rattan cane were completed.
A man who fell foul of Indonesia’s super-strict Sharia laws on pre-marital sex fainted part way though a brutal 100 lash caning and was revived by medics before the sentence was completed.
The 22-year-old man begged a masked Sharia officer to stop lashing his back with a rattan cane before passing out.
The prisoner was revived and given brief medical attention and then the flogging continued. He was later rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The man was one of two men found guilty of having sex with the same unmarried woman. The woman was also sentenced to 100 lashes outside a mosque in Aceh Timur district.
Around 500 spectators took photographs and videos on their phones as the punishment was carried out, with some yelling “harder, harder”.
“This is the consequence they have to face for violating the law,” onlooker Muhammad Yunus told AFP.
Public flogging is common for a wide range of offences banned under local Islamic law in the ultra-conservative Aceh region on Sumatra island. Caning is the penalty for gambling, drinking alcohol, and having gay or pre-marital sex.
Victims quite often faint when the punishments are carried out, and there is often a stretcher waiting in the wings.
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