150 Maldive Women to Be Flogged for Affairs

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2009 3:27 AM CDT
150 Maldive Women to Be Flogged for Affairs
Many Pakistanis were outraged after this video was released showing a woman being flogged.   (AP Photo/Dunya TV Channel)

A criminal court in the Maldives has ruled that 150 women will be flogged for having affairs in the Muslim country, reports the Independent. Some 50 men face the same punishment. Earlier this month an 18-year-old woman fainted after being flogged 100 times for having sex with two men, who were both acquitted. The woman was pregnant when she was convicted of her crime, but punishment was delayed until after the birth of her child.
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