Posted by: becketfund | September 28, 2009

Malaysia: Islamic Court Upholds Caning of Woman

PAHANG – An Islamic court has upheld a sentence of six cane strokes for Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, a Muslim woman who got caught drinking beer at a hotel in December 2007, the BBC reported on September 28.  No date has yet been set for the sentence, and if the sentence is carried out Shukarno will be the first Muslim woman to be caned in Malaysia.

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