A disturbing video which allegedly shows New York police officers attacking three gay men has riled local advocacy organizations. The Village Voice cites one of the victims, identified as year-old Josh Williams, who says he was beaten outside the 79th police precinct in Brooklyn around 4 a. The incident, which is under investigation by NYPD Internal Affairs, sparked after an officer accused one of three men of urinating on the outside of the police station, according to the report. Williams reportedly suffered a black eye, bruised ribs, a scrape on his chest and a laceration on his face requiring four stitches.
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It's the third time that Aceh, the only province in Indonesia to practice Shariah law, has caned people for homosexuality since the Islamic law was implemented in as a concession made by the government to end a long-running separatist rebellion. The men, aged 27 and 29, were whipped across the back and winced with pain as a team of five enforcers wearing robes and hoods took turns, relieving one another after every 40 strokes. A Shariah court last month sentenced each man to 80 strokes, but they were caned 77 times after a remission for time spent in prison. Four other people received 17 strokes for extra-marital relations and 40 strokes for drinking alcohol.
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Two men accused of having gay sex in Indonesia were savagely beaten with canes after neighbors reported them to police, and the punishment -- under Islamic law -- is tough to see. The men, both in their 20s, were flogged 77 times each by Sharia police in the country's conservative Aceh province, where a huge crowd gathered to watch the lashing Pleas for mercy and cries of pain could not save the men Sharia police only paused the punishment to allow the men a drink of water
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