Christian Whipped For Selling Alcohol Under Islamic Law

4 months ago
Jono Simbolon grimaced in pain when a masked religious officer lashed his back 36 times with a rattan stick
As a Christian, he was given the choice of how to be punished - and he decided to be lashed instead of prison 
The beatings occurred in Aceh, which is the only province in the country which implements Sharia law in full
People flogged for range of 'crimes' - gambling, drinking alcohol, gay sex or any relationship outside marriage
More than 90 per cent of 255million people who live in Indonesia describe themselves as practicing Muslims 

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