Man collapses while being flogged 146 strokes

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Man collapses while being flogged 146 strokes

A 19-year-old Indonesian man, collapsed and begged for mercy as he was flogged nearly 150 times on Thursday, November 26, for raping a child in a province where public whipping is a common punishment for violating Islamic law.

According to the Daily Mail, the suspect grimaced and cried out as a masked sharia officer lashed his back with a rattan stick in the town of Idi.

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He pleaded for the punishment to stop and was briefly treated by doctors before the flogging restarted.

The man was arrested earlier this year on charges he molested and raped the victim, whose age was not revealed.

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He was sentenced to 146 lashes, a particularly high number reserved for the most serious crimes. AFP

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