Ragunath Kesavan, Malaysian Bar president. It took 17 days to free them — here's why. Russian ballet dream comes true for Adelaide student. The woman will not be whipped, but was sentenced to three months and a week in prison. Kartika's sentence came under review following widespread criticism [AFP]. He said one woman was released from prison on Sunday, another will be freed in the next few days while the third will go free in June. Sisters in Islam, a local group of Muslim women activists, said the caning "constitutes further discrimination against Muslim women in Malaysia".
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Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Controversy The women, and four men, were caned following a decision in the religious courts in December, Hishamuddin said. Kartika's sentence came under review following widespread criticism [AFP]. The pair, aged 20 and 23, were found guilty of having broken sharia rules in conservative Aceh province - the only part of Indonesia that implements Islamic law - and sentenced to 85 strokes of the cane each. A Shariah court last week sentenced each man to 85 strokes, but they were caned 83 times after a remission for time spent in prison. The pain has been described as excruciating, and a medical officer is on duty as the practice often breaks the skin. The man had broken sharia laws that forbid people in Aceh from spending time in close proximity with members of the opposite sex who are not their husband or wife.
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