Two Indonesian Christians publicly whipped under Shariah law punishment

Two Christians were publicly whipped under Shariah law for gambling in Indonesia as the nation moves toward “a politicized brand” of Islam, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Hundreds of onlookers jeered at the two, as a “robed man wearing a mask and wielding a rattan cane” hit them at least six times each, according to the report.

The punishment was carried out Tuesday on a stage near a mosque in Banda Aceh, the largest city and capital of the province of Aceh.

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