A couple was given between 23 to 25 lashes each in public, with a cane for having sex before marriage in Indonesia. The woman was robed in white, had her face covered and then made to kneel on a stage where she was punished in front of a crowd.The punishment was in accordance with the Sharia law, which forbids having sex outside of wedlock and punishes all offenders publicly.
Activists have expressed concern after a Saudi woman claiming she sought asylum in Australia was stopped on a layover in the Philippines and returned to Riyadh yesterday.
Dina Ali Lasloom said in self-recorded videos the Philippine authorities had held her at Manila airport and confiscated her passport.
Ghor is a remote mountain province 400 km west of the capital Kabul. The Taliban and other armed groups are active, and state control is weak. It’s also one of the least-developed provinces in Afghanistan: child marriage is common, and “honour killings” – often women trying to flee marriages they were forced into – are frequent.
No feminist marches for the girls and women tortured, subjugated and slaughtered by Muslim oppressors.
No women’s marches against the Islamic texts and teachings that sanction rape, slavery and misogyny.
These sexual attacks are sanctioned in Islamic texts and teachings. Muslim armies like the Islamic State invoke the Quran chapter and verse.