Jun 30 2009
BANGLADESH: Piara Begum, a widow of 40, and Mamun Miah, 25, fell victim to fatwa (Shari’a religious edict) and were whipped before hundreds of people.
Piara was whipped 202 times and Mamun 101 times for their alleged involvement in anti-social activity (They don’t specify what the anti-social behavior was) The conditions of the victims were stated to be critical. They were also fined with Tk 30,000 each.Piara, mother of five children, fell unconscious soon after the lashings and was taken to the Upazila Health Complex. The on-duty doctor ANM Bashir Ahmed said her condition was critical and she needed better treatment. LIVE LEAK
Great Britain now has 85 Shari’a courts doling out sentences too.
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