A child rapist who has been flogged to the point of collapse will be flogged again once his wounds have recovered.
The man, dubbed just Roni, was supposed to be hit 169 times but collapsed after 52. Medical examiners decided that he was unable to proceed.
Officials in the ultra-conservative Indonesian city of Banda Aceh have pledged that he will receive the remainder of the sentence upon recovery.
Roni had already spent six months in jail before the beatings were carried out, which reduced his sentence from 175 to 169 – one for every month behind bars.
When he was tightened 52 times, his right back was found to have severe blisters. If he continued and was hit by the same blows, the blood vessels could burst and bleed, “said one of the medics IDN times.
“It is better if we postpone it until recovery is good and the convict can be punished again.”
Roni was flogged along with five people convicted of gambling and received eight lashes each.
Whipping is used to punish a wide variety of crimes in Banda Aceh, Indonesia’s most conservative province, and the only one to base its legal system on Sharia law.
Drinking, having an affair, and homosexual sex can also be punished by flogging under the legal system.