Heart-wrenching images show a screaming young woman flogged in front of a jeering crowd for breaking Islamic laws as floggings reportedly spike in Indonesian province.
An unidentified woman screamed out in pain as she was caned 23 times in Indonesia's Aceh for breaking the province's strict Islamic law forbidding intimacy between unmarried couples.
Aceh is the only province in Indonesia that enforces sharia law and people face floggings for a range of offences, including gambling, drinking alcohol and gay sex.
She was one of 13 people - aged between 21-30 - to be flogged on Monday at a mosque.
The woman was allegedly caught standing too close to her boyfriend.
The six couples were found guilty of breaking Islamic law that bans intimacy - no touching, hugging and kissing - between unmarried people.
One of the offenders, a 22-year-old pregnant woman, was not flogged on Monday but was warned the punishment will be enforced after she has given birth.
With a reported increase in floggings of women, Daily Mail reported Nur Elita was marched to the yard of Baiturrahumim Mosque in Banda Aceh at the end of last year and received five lashes.
Ms Elita keeled over in pain at the end of her lashings as she had to be carried off stage and taken to hospital.
She received her harsh floggings for getting to close to a fellow university student - who was also whipped.