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Caning of two Malaysian women for lesbian sex sparks outcry

THE public caning of two women convicted of attempting lesbian sex in a conservative Malaysian state on Monday has sparked outrage among activists and civil society groups. The caning sentences on the women, aged 32 and 22, were carried out before some 100 people at the Syariah High Court in Terengganu, a state led by orthodox Islamic opposition party PAS. Activists said it was the first time women in the Muslim-majority country have been caned for violating a Syariah regulation forbidding same-sex relations. They said the case highlights the worsening climate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) people in the Southeast Asian country, according to the AFP. SEE ALSO: Caning for lesbian sex? That’s torture, say Malaysian rights groups  Malaysian rights group Women’s Aid Organisation said it was “outraged and appalled by this grave violation of human rights. [Video] Dua wanita lesbian disebat pic.twitter.com/mOVDH5gFsy — BERNAMA (@bernamadotcom) September 3, 2018 “Sexual acts between two consenting adults should not be criminalised, let alone punished with whipping,” the group told Reuters. Amnesty International said it was a “dreadful reminder of the depth of discrimination LGBT people face in the country and a sign that the new government condones the use of inhuman and degrading punishments, much like its predecessor”. ... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Caning of two Malaysian women for lesbian sex sparks outcry, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Caning of two Malaysian women for lesbian sex sparks outcry

 

 

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Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Tuesday, 4 September, 2018

 

 

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