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August-13-01

Nigerian Woman Sentenced to Public Flogging

A 20-year-old Nigerian woman has been sentenced to a public flogging of 100 lashes with a cane, after admitting to an extramarital affair. The ruling came from Nigerias northern state of Zamfara, which was one of twelve states to introduce Islamic law last year. Nigerias Islamic authorities have been criticized in recent months for harsh rulings, including one in which a 17-year-old girl was sentenced to 100 lashes for having premarital sex.

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Media Resources: AP August 13, 2001