Monday 24 July 2017

Men convicted for playing dominoes

Three Indonesian men have been convicted of playing dominoes for money
Three Indonesian men have been convicted of playing dominoes for money
Three Indonesian men have been convicted of playing dominoes for money
Three Indonesian men have been convicted of playing dominoes for money

Three Indonesian men convicted of playing dominoes for money escaped before a public caning in devoutly Muslim Aceh province.

Local Islamic police chief Muhammad Rusli said they bolted during an unguarded bathroom visit minutes before the punishment for violating anti-gambling laws.

The fugitives were caught playing dominoes for 1,000 rupiah (10 US cents) per game.

They were to receive six strokes of the cane each outside a mosque.

Aceh adopted Islamic law banning alcohol and gambling after gaining semiautonomy from the secular government following a decades-long civil war.

Last year, politicians there imposed stoning to death as a punishment for adultery.

The vast majority of Indonesia's roughly 200 million Muslims practice moderate Islam.

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