Indonesian from Islamic advisory body caned for adultery

Indonesian from Islamic advisory body caned for adulteryAn Indonesian man who worked for a clerical organization that advises a local government on Islamic law has been caned in public for adultery, an official said. Mukhlis bin Muhammad, 46, a member of the Aceh Ulema Council (MPU), was caned 28 times on Thursday in a public park by a religious officer, the official said. The punishments took place in ultra-conservative Aceh, the sole province in Indonesia – the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation – that applies sharia law.



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