You've Got to Know When to Cane 'Em


Fifteen men in Indonesia's Aceh province have been caned after being convicted of gambling. The province adopted Islamic Shariah law in 2003, and authorized caning earlier this year. The caning, conducted outside a mosque, was broadcast live on local television. Eleven other convicted gamblers were declared by doctors to be unfit for caning. They will be caned when their health improves.