Don’t break your own laws: Indonesia man who helped form adultery law whipped for affair with married woman

Adultery, drinking alcohol, and having gay or premarital sex amount to the common punishment of flogging in the conservative Aceh region on Sumatra island in Indonesia.

Don't break your own laws: Indonesia man who helped form adultery law whipped for affair with married woman

Organisation for which man works advised local government on drafting and implementing Aceh’s religious law | REUTERS image for representation

An Indonesian man was flogged after he was caught having an affair with a married woman. Aceh Ulema Council (MPU member Mukhlis, working for an organsiation that helped shape harsh religious laws, was publicly whipped.

Adultery, drinking alcohol, and having gay or premarital sex amount to the common punishment of flogging in the conservative Aceh region on Sumatra island in Indonesia.

On Thursday, Mukhlis was lashed 28 times on the back. He was whipped for maintaining an affair with a married woman. When Mukhlis was done, it was time for the woman to face the whipping. She was flogged with a cane 23 times, according to a The Guardian report.

The report said that it is not clear what Mukhlis exactly does for the organisation but the organisation for which Mukhlis works advised the local government on drafting and implementing Aceh’s religious law, including public flogging.