"4 Unnamed Women"

4 Unnamed Women (Indonesia)

Crime: Gambilng

In August 2005, Indonesia caned women for the first time after they were accused of illegal gambling in the staunchly conservative province of Aceh. More than 1,000 people gathered after Friday prayers to watch as four women were struck in the back with rattan canes, each receiving seven blows, Alias Abubakar, an official in the central town of Takengon told private-radio El-Shinta.

For more information, see: Pravda, Moscow, 19 August 2005