The punishments under Islamic Sharia laws are not barbaric. They can be severe, but fair. Prophet Mohammad s. So, the punishments apply to any one who commits the crimes, even if he is the son of a Muslim ruler. Furthermore, punishments are usually done in public to be viewed by people so that the viewers can learn a lesson and remember the punishment if they ever consider committing a crime sometime in their life.
Brunei introduces death by stoning as punishment for gay sex
By Gareth Davies For Mailonline. A video has emerged of a woman being lashed in public with a cane in footage showing Indonesia 's brutal Sharia law punishment. The woman can be heard screaming in pain in front of a cheering crowd as she takes her cruel beating before collapsing. Dozens of civilians can be seen gathering around an elevated stage and film the events on their smartphones. The masked man plays to the gathered crowd by shaking and wiggling his cane on stage. Dozens of civilians gather around the stage to film the woman being lashed on their phones. The masked man holds the cane across the woman's shoulder blades before whipping her.
Capital punishment for homosexuality
Police officer escorts two men into a holding cell to wait for the start of their trial at Sharia court in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 17, The court, whose sentencing Wednesday coincided with International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, said the men, aged 20 and 23, would each receive 85 lashes for having sexual relations. One of the men wept as his sentence was read out and pleaded for leniency. The chief prosecutor, Gulmaini, who goes by one name, said they will be caned next week, before the holy Muslim month of Ramadan starts about May The couple was arrested in late March after neighborhood vigilantes in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, suspected them of being gay and broke into their rented room to catch them having sex.
Two gay men are to be publicly lashed 85 times each under sharia law after being filmed by vigilantes in Indonesia. An Islamic court in the province of Aceh passed down its first sentence for homosexuality on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, in spite of international appeals to spare the couple. One of the men wept as the punishment was read out and pleaded for leniency from the panel of three judges.