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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...

 

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