Posted by: becketfund | August 24, 2009

Malaysia: Religious Authorities Postpone Caning of Woman Until After Ramadan

SUNGAI SIPUT – Religious authorities on August 24 postponed the caning of a Muslim woman, Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, for until after Ramadan, Reuters reported on August 24.  Kartika, who was charged with drinking a beer at a hotel, has accepted her sentence, and requested that her caning be carried out in public as opposed to inside a prison so that she might set an example for other Muslims.

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