Two Gay Men Beaten 85 Times With Lashes In Indonesia's Sharia Law Province

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On Tuesday, two gay men who have been caught by a vigilante group in Indonesia were beaten 85 times with lashes one by one. The gay couple, aged 20 and 23 were marched onto a stage in a long white gown while men with the lashes were dressed from head-to-toe in brown to carry out the sentence.

Hundreds of people witnessed the sentence in the province capital of Banda Aceh, Indonesia. It is the only state in the Indonesia which follows Sharia law as its legal system.

The crowd booed at the gay couple while all of this was taking place. Some of them were yelling "Let this be a lesson to you," while some men shouted, "Do it harder". The controllers who organised the event as per the law had also warned the crowd not to attack the culprits as they're also human.

Let's have a look at the incident!