Indonesian teens publicly flogged for cuddling

An Indonesian teen is caned in public in Banda Aceh as punishment for being caught cuddling with her boyfriend.

(CNN)Two 18-year-olds were publicly flogged Thursday in the conservative Indonesian state of Aceh for displaying affection.

The college student and her boyfriend each received 17 lashes for publicly cuddling, which is a violation of the state's strict interpretation of Sharia law, according to a government spokesman.
The punishments were administered in front of a mosque in the provincial capital Banda Aceh.
Video of the event shows a masked individual striking the two teenagers, one after the other, across the upper back in front of a crowd, members of which were taking cellphone videos.
    The woman's boyfriend, also a teenager, is whipped as punishment for the public affection.
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