[Ed. – Brave new (old) world]
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.
A masked man, whose identity is kept completely hidden, plays to the crowd by wiggling the cane provocatively near the woman’s back.
He then draws it back and unleashes it across her shoulder blades for an unknown alleged crime.
The woman, wearing a white shirt and a salmon-coloured headscarf, winces in pain with every blow.
Between each savage lashing, she reaches back with her hand to try and relieve the agony.
When the man delivers the fifth blow, she collapses in a heap on the stage, to the sound of applause.