A former Florida State University football star may become the first American in 16 years to be caned in Singapore after he overstayed his tourist visa. He claimed he failed to leave when his day visa expired because his wife was receiving medical care for complications in her pregnancy. The offence is punishable in Singapore with a maximum jail term of six months and at least three strokes of the cane.
Image is for illustration purpose only. Lawyers and activists said the women, aged 22 and 32, were seated on stools facing the judges and given six strokes from a light rattan cane on their backs by female prison officers. More than people witnessed the caning in a Shariah courtroom in northeast Terengganu state, they said.
Published Friday, August 09, Barring a last-minute stay, Daniel Lewis Lee will be strapped to a gurney at the U. Over the next 37 days, four other men will follow him into the death chamber, and if the U.
Singapore has a reputation for being a cultural ghost town. Some say that Singaporeans too preoccupied with material comforts to worry themselves with cultural matters. Artists have to operate in an atmosphere of censorship and self-censorship.
LGBT activity in Singapore has frequently been a focus of social conflict. A transgender identity was recognised among the indigenous Malays. Male homosexuality was outlawed under British ruledespite being acknowledged among immigrant Chinese.
The Edge — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday denounced the caning of two Muslim women for attempting lesbian sex, a sentence that sparked outrage and raised fears about the treatment of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT community. The women had pleaded guilty to charges under Islamic laws forbidding lesbian sex. They were caned on Monday in front of dozens of people at a sharia court in Terengganu, a conservative state in the east, prompting an outcry from human rights activists, who described the punishment as torture.
The public caning, handed down by a panel of judges, is the first time laws against homosexuality, introduced in the province inhave been used. The sentence was more severe than the 80 lashes requested by the prosecutor. The two men had opted to represent themselves in court and said they would not appeal the verdict. Aceh is the only province in Muslim-majority Indonesia that criminalises same-sex relations and that uses syariah as its legal code in addition to the national criminal code.
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