Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world. However, the area of Banda Aceh is the only region in which sharia law operates. In the culture of sharia law, a penalty of public flogging occurs when a person is caught doing various vices such as gambling, drinking alcohol, flirting, and any sex outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
In the past, only men flogged the women. However, women have received new equality rights as Banda Aceh has appointed a new female flogging squad. Since men beating women is inhumane, the region of Banda Aceh now allows for women to beat women.
The above picture was taken before the first female-to-female whipping took place in Indonesia.