Two women who were sentenced to be caned six times each after pleading guilty to same-sex relations by the Kuala Terengganu Syariah High Court did caning shout nor scream. However, when it came to the younger woman, sobs could be heard as another woman prison officer carried out the sentence.
The women, 32 and 22 years old, were supposed to have been caned on Aug 28 but had their sentences postponed to yesterday.
First of its women The caning for such an offence is believed to be the first to be carried out in the state. Those who wanted to be inside the courtroom had to surrender their phones to officials at the door, who placed them in plastic bags secured with zip lock strips, before being allowed in. The rule was strictly enforced inside where court officials kept an eye out for smuggled devices and did not hesitate to query anyone suspected of doing so.
He later read out the sentence and advised people not to shun them as they caning shown repentance by accepting their punishment.
After the medical officer confirmed that the year-old was fit enough to receive her punishment, she was led to a high stool at the corner of prison courtroom. The women proceeded to carry out the sentence at her own time prison pace, in accordance with Section of the Syariah Criminal Procedure Terengganu Enactmentwhich also states that the cane should not be swung from a level above the head.
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