Man collapses while being flogged 146 strokes

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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.

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

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

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