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News items about corporal punishment, classified by country, type and month.

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Archive - 2001

Australia | Brunei | Canada | Egypt | Fiji | Ghana | India | Iran | Jamaica | Kenya | Kuwait | Liberia | Malaysia | New Zealand | Nigeria | Philippines | Romania | Russia | Saudi Arabia | Singapore | South Africa | South Korea | Sudan | Swaziland | Taiwan | Trinidad & T. | Uganda | United Arab Emirates | United Kingdom | United States | Zambia |


Australia flag AUSTRALIA

Australia/Schools - February 2001
Strapped for cash: man gets $2.5m for a 1984 caning
More cash for a strap than a car crash
Catholic schools should be brought to account
Lawyers lost for words after jury payout to man strapped in school 17 years ago

Casey on Thursday
Humorous reflections on strapping payout case

Australia/Judicial - August 2001
Hanson advocates justice, Singapore style
Populist politician calls for judicial flogging

Australia/Domestic - November 2001
No more glass, nor brown belt
Columnist recalls parental strappings

Australia/Schools - November 2001
Latham defends call for return to caning
It worked 15 years ago, says Labor politician

Court strips ex-student of $3m award
Court of Appeal says strapping compensation award too high, orders new trial

Brunei flag BRUNEI

Brunei/Judicial - January 2001
Ex-Police Constable jailed
Former cop, 29, to have three strokes of rattan for housebreaking

Brunei/Judicial - April 2001
Husband jailed for hitting wife
35-year-old also gets two strokes of the rattan

Brunei/Judicial - May 2001
Man jailed for running amok and threatening wife
And five strokes of rattan for crazed husband, 35

Stiff penalty for traffickers
Drug importers appeal, but 20-year, 15-stroke sentences stand

Brunei/Judicial - June 2001
Two get 20 years jail for trafficking drugs
Plus twenty strokes of the rattan

Brunei/Judicial - September 2001
Indon tourists turn thieves (illustrated)
Jail and cane for visiting duo, pictured

Jailed for unlawful sex with half-sister
23-year-old also ordered to receive three strokes of cane

Brunei/Judicial - October 2001
High Court Dismisses Appeal of Violent Motorist
Sentence of 2 years and 5 strokes on 29-year-old is upheld

Tree-cutter gets 10 months in jail (illustrated)
And a caning for Indonesian, 33, pictured

Local jailed for drug possession
Plus 5 strokes of cane for 29-year-old

Brunei/Judicial - November 2001
"Half" Rapist Gets His Sentence Doubled
And rattan caning quadrupled from three strokes to twelve

Brother In Law Gets Jail And Strokes For Criminal Force On Sister-In-Law
Eight strokes for 28-year-old

Government Servant Gets 10 Years In Jail And 15 Strokes Of Rattan For Drug Trafficking
Whipping of 38-year-old stayed pending appeal

Brunei/Judicial - December 2001
Wife seeks leniency against husband for his sordid act
12 strokes of the cane for 34-year-old who raped stepdaughter

Canada flag CANADA

Canada/Domestic - July 2001
Aylmer church fights back
Seven children removed from home by authorities over Christian spanking

Spanked Kids Home
Children given back to spanking parents

Canada/Domestic - August 2001
Spanking useful, callers suggest
Canadians Flee in Spanking Dispute
Christians move to USA in hope of greater tolerance of spanking

Our Family Values Risk Official Erosion
Spanking parents should sue bureaucrats who persecute them, argues columnist

Book Excerpts
Quotes from Church of God's instructions to parents on using corporal punishment

Canada/Domestic - September 2001
Feds Defend Spank Law
Law is a balanced approach to a complex social issue, says government

'Spanking Law' Challenge Could Have Wide Impact
Attack on parents' rights is misguided, says writer

Spanking Move Painfully Unfair
It would break up families, writes editor

Canada/Schools - September 2001
Spare The Rod, Spoil The School
Columnist bemoans state of schools, favours use of strap

Canada/Illicit - October 2001
Spanker slapped with jail time (illustrated)
28-year-old, pictured, put teen boys over his knee

Egypt flag EGYPT

Egypt/Prisons - December 2001
Egypt bans flogging in jails
People's Assembly rescinds prison disciplinary measure which government had already suspended

Fiji flag FIJI

Fiji/Judicial - August 2001
Sex offender gets 5 years in jail
28-year-old also ordered to receive six strokes of the cane

Fiji/Judicial - October 2001
To be caned or not be caned
Three twenty-something robbers may take caning instead of jail sentence

Fiji/Schools - October 2001
Minister says corporal punishment is last resort
And only school principals may use it

Ghana flag GHANA

Ghana/Schools - April 2001
Reintroducing Caning In Our Schools?
Govt minister wants CP brought back but editorialist disagrees

India flag INDIA

India/Schools - March 2001
Caning of students to be made a crime
Government sets up committee

Iran flag IRAN

Iran/Judicial - January 2001
Women partygoers flogged in Iran (illustrated)
Woman is pictured after receiving 70 lashes

Iran/Judicial - February 2001
Report: Iran Flogs Three (illustrated)
Public floggings, pictured, for sex and booze

Iran/Judicial - July 2001
Briton lashed for going to 'depraved' party
50 young men and women flogged for dancing

Iran flogs 20 in public for selling 'obscene' CDs
Photographers barred from taking pictures of Tehran flogging

Iranians flogged for drinking, sex offences
Twelve men get public lashings for a range of offences

Iranian minister condemns floggings
Government disapproves of recent spate of public whippings

Iranian men flogged for drinking, harassing women
22 more young men receive public floggings in Tehran

New floggings in Iran
Five receive 70 lashes each for public order offences

Iran/Judicial - August 2001
Public Floggings Used as Tool Against Reform
Public floggings fuel Iran row
Description and analysis of mass public whippings in Tehran

Floggings may hurt Islam image - Kharrazi
Iran's reputation abroad is suffering, Foreign Minister warns judiciary

Judiciary defends Iran floggings
Only public offenders are publicly flogged, says judge

Iran/Judicial - September 2001
Mr Bean attackers face flogging
Court orders lashes for two members of revolutionary group

Boy, 14, flogged in Iran for drinking alcohol
80 public lashes each for five youths

Iran/Judicial - December 2001
Nine men flogged for theft and illicit sex
74 to 100 lashes each in first reported public flogging for over a month

Jamaica flag JAMAICA

Jamaica/Schools - June 2001
Beatings, violence contribute to aggression in kids -- Study (illustrated)
Picture shows girl being strapped on hand

Kenya flag KENYA

Kenya/Judicial - February 2001
Death Orders For Teen Rapists
Three boys to be caned, jailed for 13 years, then hanged

Kenya/Judicial - March 2001
Rapist Teacher Jailed 28 Years
50-year-old also ordered to receive eight strokes of the cane

Kenya/Judicial - April 2001
Lawyer Jailed for Sex Offence
Former newsreader gets three strokes of cane

Kenya/Schools - April 2001
Minister outlaws caning in schools
Ban will have immediate legal effect

Discipline in School: Govt Must Go Further
How will new caning ban be enforced, asks editorial

Kenya/Schools - May 2001
Remove such brutes from school system
Teachers still caning despite new law, claims editorial

Kenya/Schools - June 2001
Schools assured over ban on caning
Ban was not aimed at condoning indiscipline, says minister

Kenya/Schools - July 2001
Caning Ban Debate Rages On
Discipline standards can only get worse, says Boys' Centre Director

Talks On School Discipline Launched
Wave of indiscipline not directly related to caning ban, minister claims

Crisis Teams Set Up to End School Riots
30 schools closed amid student strikes and riots

Old Grievances Take On New Proportions
Students now think they cannot be punished at all, teachers claim

The Cane And Shoddy Management In Schools
Cane ban was badly handled, argues columnist

Kenya/Judicial - August 2001
Man Gets 14 Years for Stealing Ten Mandazi
27-year-old also sentenced to three strokes of the cane

Kenya/Schools - August 2001
Caning Ban to Blame for Unrest, Says VC
University Vice-Chancellor urges govt to rescind abolition of school CP

Rescind Ban On Caning, Says Minister
School children "have become uncontrollable through lack of caning"

Kenyan schools spare the rod
Caning debate rages on in parliament and school staff rooms

Cash Fiddlers Blamed for Schools Chaos
Task force investigating unrest hears calls for return of cane

Kenya/Judicial - October 2001
Businessman to Be Caned for Assault
Appeal court increases sentence, adds four strokes

Whip in Public Men Who Marry Schoolgirls, Says Minister
"Archaic and pathetic" to marry underage girls, he says

Kenya/Schools - October 2001
Dons Oppose Ban On Caning
Schools need reintroduction of CP, say two professors

Kenya/Schools - November 2001
After the Caning Ban, What?
Heated debate continues, but what is govt doing about school discipline, wonders editorial

Kenya/Judicial - December 2001
Teenagers jailed for nine years for rape
Two 19-year-olds also ordered to be caned

Kuwait flag KUWAIT

Kuwait/Judicial - July 2001
Kuwait draft bill calls for switch to Sharia penal code
Politicians urge flogging for adultery

Liberia flag LIBERIA

Liberia/Schools - November 2001
Liberia's president brandishes the rod (illustrated)
Is pictured caning his own daughter in front of class

First Daughter Becomes Victim of Public Relations Ploy
President's "caning photo call" publicity stunt backfires

Malaysia flag MALAYSIA

Malaysia/Schools - January 2001
Points system to curb indiscipline in Penang schools
Demerit points add up to progressively more canings

Malaysia/Judicial - February 2001
Duo convicted in sex attack (illustrated)
Two 34-year-olds, pictured, get jail and cane for rape and molest

Malaysia/Judicial - April 2001
Man jailed three years for credit card fraud
Plus four strokes of rotan for 20-year-old

PAS wants to cut off limbs of criminals
Islamic opposition party also wants flogging for Moslems who drink

Malaysia/Schools - May 2001
Strict school attracts top students
High-performing secondary school asks parents to witness canings

Malaysia/Judicial - June 2001
Operators of get-rich-quick schemes face stiffer penalties
Possible caning for those who perpetrate pyramid selling schemes

Filipinos who gang-raped student get maximum (illustrated)
Two immigrant workers, pictured, jailed for 20 years and will receive 10 strokes each

Malaysia/Judicial - July 2001
Drug offender escapes gallows on lesser charge
10 strokes of rotan and 12 years in jail for 34-year-old

Raise age limit for caning, says Bar
"Men over 50 who commit incest should not escape rotan"

Maximum 20 years' jail, whipping for incest
Government proposing increased penalties for sexual offenders

Malaysia/Schools - July 2001
Epileptic Boy Caned By Guard
Caning Of Student By Security Guard: Police Step In
Suspend the guard!
Fuss over caning of schoolboy by unauthorised staff

School guards cannot cane pupils!
Only disciplinary teachers are allowed to use CP, government confirms

Happy ending for Surish and mom
'Caning guard' was overzealous and apologises to boy and parents

Malaysia/Judicial - August 2001
Govt: Enough laws to cover young offenders
New Child Act already provides for caning of youngsters

Malaysia's illegal immigrants face cane
Government proposing stronger penalties to deter growing wave of foreigners seeking work

Jail and rotan for former administrative assistant
Ex-bureaucrat, 37, gets three years and three strokes for embezzling

Call for vandals to be whipped
Official urges caning for vandalism, currently punishable only with fine plus one year's jail

Malaysia/Judicial - September 2001
Mechanic escapes death sentence
35-year-old will wait for his caning, then walk free

Convicted drug dealer pleads for lesser jail time
Offers to take more cane strokes instead, but court turns him down

Malaysia/Judicial - October 2001
Jobless man loses appeal to quash drug possession conviction
Court upholds jail and cane sentence

Court upholds Japanese engineer's jail sentence
But reduces his caning from 10 strokes to three

Malaysia/Judicial - December 2001
Rotan even for first timers
Illegal immigrants now to be whipped even on first offence

Castrate sex offenders, says Malaysian judge
Also allow caning of over-50s, he says


New Zealand/Schools - February 2001
The chicken that came home to roost
Possible NZ implications of Australian strapping payout

New Zealand/Schools - October 2001
Corporal punishment on occasions a good backstop
Arguments against it just don't stack up, says letter-writer

New Zealand/Schools - November 2001
Attitudes, youth discipline biggest changes for teacher
"Good whack across the bum" would still work today, he says

Nigeria flag NIGERIA

Nigeria/Judicial - January 2001
Canada Rises Up For Sharia Convict
International row over flogging sentence on pregnant woman

Nigerians flogged for drinking
Two receive 80 lashes each before excited crowds

Another girl faces flogging for sex
Second girl and her boyfriend both sentenced to lashes

Nigerian girl flogging reduced
180-lash sentence reduced to 100 and must be imposed "softly"

Igbo Youths Vow to Avenge Flogging of Obi in Kano
Tensions rise after Christian gets Islamic punishment

Sharia Victim's Flogging Condemned
Girl gets her delayed 100 strokes; human rights groups in uproar

Nigeria/Judicial - March 2001
Drama As Sharia Convict Dares Judge With Whisky Sachet
Man, given 80 strokes of cane, insists he will carry on boozing

Nigeria/Judicial - April 2001
Women's Group Tackles Zamfara Governor
Caned "17-year-old" mother was actually only 13, they claim

Stiffer Punishment for Sharia Breakers
Two musicians given 10 strokes each for singing

Nigeria/Judicial - June 2001
107 Prostitutes, 20 Gamblers Caned in Kebbi
All given 20 lashes each under Sharia law

Nigeria/Judicial - July 2001
Sharia Court Jails Man for Selling Dead Animal's Meat
25-year-old receives 24 strokes of cane before large crowd at court

Nigeria/Judicial - August 2001
Nigeria civil servants flogged under Sharia
Two government employees given 40 lashes each in public

Man to Get 100 Lashes for Attempted Rape
Sharia court orders flogging for 45-year-old

Nigeria/Judicial - November 2001
Man, 40, to Be Caned For Marrying 5 Wives
Sharia court orders 40 strokes of the cane and two months in jail

Man gets give-year jail term from Sharia court
And 30 strokes of the cane for trespassing on another's matrimonial residence

Philippines flag PHILIPPINES

Philippines/Prisons - June 2001
159 inmates stage riot over gambling debts
Prisoners paddled on buttocks under own rules

Romania flag ROMANIA

Romania/Judicial - April 2001
Mayor wants prostitutes to get "a damn good spanking"
Let police spank these girls' bottoms, he urges

Russia flag RUSSIA

Russia/Reformatory - June 2001
Russians thrash their drug takers to stop addiction (illustrated)
Account of bare-buttock lashings with leather belts at drug rehabilitation centre; one culprit pictured


Saudi Arabia/Judicial - February 2001
Flogging for mobile phone passenger
70 lashes for using phone on plane; second such sentence in 4 months

Illicit drinking parties are a way of life for the expats
Last flogging of a Briton was in 1985

I know what it's like for Scots in their prison hell
Brit recalls his Saudi flogging in 1980

Parent, student whipped for assaulting teacher
Public flogging of 60 lashes each for 16-year-old and his father

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - April 2001
Saudi Students Publicly Flogged
Forty lashes each in the school yard for 8 students who attacked teachers

Violence in schools needs urgent attention
Writer calls for more floggings

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - May 2001
Youths flogged
15 public lashes each for three who teased girls in market

4 youths held for harassment
They get 15 lashes each for harassing girl students

Youths lashed for attacking teacher
70 lashes and two months in jail for three

Youths punished with ten lashes
Punished for harassing women in markets

Seven teens given 15 lashes each for harassing women
"Educational punishment" for school and university students

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - June 2001
Scot faces Saudi lashes (illustrated)
You Were Warned
Flogging is a barbaric punishment, it shouldn't be inflicted
Cook acts to save Britons from lash
Up to 500 lashes ordered for four accused of illegal trading in alcohol

Riyadh won't allow others to meddle in its judiciary
Official unmoved by pleas on behalf of Brits sentenced to flogging

Students caned for cheating
They passed information to classmates in exams

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - July 2001
Floggings bring shopping to standstill at Saudi mall
15 lashes each for three young men who harassed girls

Doctor caned for molesting colleague
95 lashes after offence at hospital

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - October 2001
Youths flogged for harassing girls
14 young men get 15 lashes each in public

Man flogged for slandering official
Sharia court orders jail and flogging after "scandalous accusations"

Youths flogged for harassing girls
15 lashes each for 29 more young men

63 flogged in Riyadh for harassing girls
Yet more public floggings, including 10 of foreigners

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - November 2001
Saudi Arabia flogs 55 youths for harassing women
15 lashes each in Riyadh

Drunkards flogged
Three men get 60 lashes each

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - December 2001
Woman sentenced to jail, 200 lashes for torturing maid
In 10 weekly sessions of 20 lashes each

Parents called in to witness punishment
242 youths flogged in Jeddah in one week

Four Britons return after year in Saudi jail
Alcohol dealers pardoned, not flogged

Youths jailed for kidnapping girl
Three also publicly caned

Moonshiners deported
Three Eritreans previously jailed and caned for brewing liquor

Quack gets jail term, flogging
140 lashes and deportation for Pakistani

142 men flogged for harassing women
More mass floggings in Riyadh

3-year jail for practising witchcraft
75 lashes in 10 instalments for local woman

Singapore flag SINGAPORE

Singapore/Judicial - January 2001
He went fishing ... for valuables (illustrated)
Four strokes of cane for 23-year-old housebreaker, pictured

Jailed for stabbing man to death (illustrated)
Labourer, 39, pictured, to receive 12 strokes of cane for 1993 killing

Jail and cane for airplane molester (illustrated)
27-year-old computer engineer, pictured, gets 3 strokes

Singapore/Judicial - February 2001
Repeat burglar to get 6 strokes
35-year-old already sentenced to 12 strokes in 1993, now to receive another six

Singapore Rambo floored (illustrated)
Three rioters jailed and caned; one aged 27 is pictured

Trio who beat lawyer withdraw appeals (illustrated)
Three youths, pictured outside court, beginning jail sentences after 8 months out on bail, will now receive their 3 strokes of the cane each

Singapore/Judicial - March 2001
Ran from one group, but 10 more were waiting (illustrated)
Canings for four, pictured, after "orgy of violence"

Housewarming party turns bloody (illustrated)
Six teenage rioters, of whom two are pictured, given six strokes each

Singapore/Judicial - April 2001
Killed over a pot of curry (illustrated)
Three illegal immigrants, one of whom is pictured, get jail and cane for manslaughter

Army sergeant gets jail, cane for raping teen (illustrated)
Six strokes of cane for 23-year-old, pictured

Bus driver molested 15-year-old (illustrated)
Attacker, 43, pictured, is given 30 months and four strokes

Christmas punches land him in jail (illustrated)
35-year-old, pictured, gets six strokes for rioting

He punched one cop on the nose, another in the eye (illustrated)
Six strokes for illegal immigrant, 49, pictured

Stiffer sentence for vicious attack on wife (illustrated)
47-year-old, pictured, has caning increased from 4 strokes to 12

Molested in the lift (illustrated)
Jail and cane for cleaner, pictured, who attacked maid

Lounge manager was stabbed to death by gang (illustrated)
10 years in jail and 10 strokes of cane for 28-year-old, pictured

Schizophrenic killer jailed for life (illustrated)
Plus six strokes of cane for mentally ill man, pictured

This man talks - with his knife (illustrated)
28-year-old, pictured, is ordered nine strokes for causing hurt

Man who raped 58-year-old woman jailed (illustrated)
Indian national, 26, pictured, also to receive 14 strokes of cane

Singapore/Judicial - May 2001
2 youths stabbed and robbed cabby
One aged 20 is given seven years' jail and 12 strokes of the cane

Serial car-jack gangster gets jail and caning
24-year-old is ordered 24 strokes of cane and 26 years in jail

Singapore/Schools - May 2001
Plight of teachers, parenting get an airing
Some support in local press debate for abandoning school caning

Singapore/Judicial - June 2001
Jail and cane for attackers in gang fight
Nine secret society members, aged between 16 and 38, all to be caned

Road bully gets jail and cane (illustrated)
Three strokes for 41-year-old, pictured

Even if he begs us on his knees for forgiveness, we won't (illustrated)
Killer, 23, pictured, gets 9 years' jail and 8 strokes of cane

They attacked victim and his elderly parents and got away with $4 (illustrated)
18 months and 3 strokes for 23-year-old

Singapore/Judicial - July 2001
Carjacker's jail term cut
But 24-year-old will still receive 24 strokes of cane

Stepdad raped girl for 5 years from age seven
19 years in jail and 24 strokes of the cane for 40-year-old

Man gets six years' jail for robbery, assault
And 12 strokes of cane for 22-year-old

Singapore/Schools - July 2001
Want to complain about your child's teacher? Check facts first
If parents disagree with caning they should not have put their child in this school, says principal

Singapore/Judicial - August 2001
'Career' criminal's jail term upped to 20 years on appeal
Already caned on two occasions before, 36-year-old gets another 12 strokes

Teenager stole phones, had sex with minor
31 months in jail and six strokes of the cane for "bully", 17

Youth jailed for stabbing over computer game
And six strokes of the cane for "enraged" 21-year-old

Housebreaker back in jail for 20 years (illustrated)
47-year-old, pictured, already caned before, now to have another 18 strokes as well as preventive detention

Three beaten up by robbers
Three young robbers each given 10 years' jail and 24 strokes of cane

Man who commits crime after crime (illustrated)
Sentence for 30-year-old, pictured, upped on appeal from 8 years to 12 plus 12 strokes of the cane

Singapore/Judicial - September 2001
Rioters who appeal will get 5 years' jail
25-year-old's sentence of 4½ years and 12 strokes is upheld on appeal

Worker at boys' hostel molested minor
Four years and 12 strokes of cane for supervisor, 42

Singapore/Schools - September 2001
Caned: Principal punishes 41 boys for skipping tests
Counselled: School turns 166 students around
Up to schools, says ministry
Parents divided after 41 boys get two strokes each on buttocks; but same school also proud of its counselling programme

Find out why child was punished first
Caning students for skipping test too harsh
Parents too ready to blame school without ascertaining facts, says one letter-writer; caning should be kept for more serious offences, retorts another

Don't rap teachers when students are ones at fault
Parents complaining about caning are acting ridiculously, writes former teacher

Singapore/Judicial - October 2001
Ah Long San's 'double' locked away for 7 years
And 24 strokes of the cane for fraudster, 45

Serial robber gets corrective training and caning
12 years and 24 strokes for 29-year-old who targeted women

Warden molested boys under his care (illustrated)
35-year-old, pictured, is given five years in jail and 15 strokes of cane

Mechanic's targets were as young as 10 years old
"Sex fiend" aged only 16 gets 10 years' jail and nine strokes of the cane

Molesters to get at least 9 months' jail
Chief Justice triples jail term on appeal and adds six strokes of cane for 33-year-old

Singapore/Schools - October 2001
Did Mr Gopal do the right thing? (illustrated)
Debate over action of headmaster, pictured, who caned 41 boys

Caning: An effective way to discipline students?
Readers' comments on school CP controversy (NB partly in Singlish -- for Singlish-English dictionary see LINK: opens in new window)

How did Mr Monster become human? (illustrated)
School discipline master is pictured; even the boys he canes realise he's human after all

Singapore/Judicial - November 2001
Man raped daughter 43 times in two years
24 years in jail and 24 strokes of cane for 40-year-old

Cell-phone robber targeted students
20-year-old with previous record gets seven years, 24 strokes

Good Samaritan tried to stop abuse (illustrated)
15 years and 12 strokes of the cane for labourer, 44, pictured

Two get jail, cane for part in gang riot
Six strokes each for youths

Singapore/Judicial - December 2001
2 jailed for gang attack on teen
Teens get six strokes of the cane each

Ex-pastor gets cane for molestation (illustrated)
Nine months and three strokes for 48-year-old, pictured

Briton faces Singapore cane, jail for molesting
Six strokes and two years for tutor, 36

Jailed gunman gets 12 strokes for previous robbery
26-year-old gangster, previously caned 8 strokes, is already in jail for life

Two youths in gang assault sentenced
Five years and 10 strokes for 19-year-old

S. Africa flag SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa/Schools - January 2001
Bad old school days relived in US film
Rigid discipline and caning portrayed in independent short

South Africa/Schools - May 2001
Pupils Sjambokked At Mpumalanga School
Private School Investigated After Sjambokking Allegations
Students demonstrating against CP bare their buttocks to show welts

Mpumalanga Orders Police Probe Into School Floggings
Tempers cool down at Cefups Academy
Angry Mphumalanga MPs demand report of student beatings in 60 days
Student lays assault charges against headmaster after 30 strokes on buttocks; politicians call for action against school

South Africa/Judicial - June 2001
Black vigilantes dispense rough justice at a price
If a young man has been naughty his buttocks must be exposed so that he can be sjambokked, says leader

South Africa/Schools - June 2001
Dungeons and Sjamboks in school's reign of terror (illustrated)
More on exclusive Mpumalanga school's public floggings; boy's wealed buttocks pictured

Investigation into abuses at Cefups launched
Human rights workers look into reports of public floggings at private school

Controversial School Reinstates Teachers, Pupils
Private academy apparently flogged teachers as well as students

South Africa/Schools - July 2001
Teacher hit hard for beating pupil with ruler
Teacher convicted after girl caned in defiance of law

South Africa/Schools - August 2001
Mpumalanga Probes Illegal Corporal Punishment At Schools
Commission of inquiry set up into floggings at Cefups Academy

South Africa/Schools - December 2001
Teachers Accuse Private School Owner of Victimising Them
Say they were unpaid after speaking out against corporal punishment at Cefups Academy

S. Korea flag SOUTH KOREA

South Korea/Schools - June 2001
Private Teaching Institutes
Corporal punishment thriving at high-pressure exam crammers

South Korea/Schools - December 2001
Corporal punishment still contentious issue in Korea
Some students and parents think schools still need the cane

Sudan flag SUDAN

Sudan/Judicial - April 2001
Fifty-three Christians flogged in Sudan
Men, women and boys given lashes for taking part in demonstration

Sudan/Judicial - May 2001
Sudan shows signs of easing its enforcement of sharia
Public floggings down by 75%, claims official

Swaziland flag SWAZILAND

Swaziland/Judicial - June 2001
Swazi police catch up with 'talking baboons'
Swazi boys found guilty of 'baboon rampage'
Three teens dressed up as baboons and terrorised women

Swaziland/Schools - June 2001
Students block road to school with large rocks
... and male teacher 'teaching politics'?
High school closed indefinitely after students demonstrate against corporal punishment

Swaziland/Judicial - July 2001
Court convicts 'English-speaking baboons'
Swaziland's 'talking baboons' are muffled
Court orders canings for two boys aged 12 and 14 after year-long baboon stunt

Taiwan flag TAIWAN

Taiwan/Schools - December 2001
Physical punishment still widely popular in schools
Government attempts to eradicate it are not succeeding

Trinidad flag TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Trinidad/Schools - February 2001
Government to Ban Corporal Punishment in Schools
But some see trouble ahead

TTUTA agrees with Ministry on corporal punishment
Teachers agree to support government's attempt to end school CP

Teachers boycott classes at Union Presbyterian
Teaching is tougher since corporal punishment banned, they say

Trinidad/Schools - May 2001
Kamla to probe beating charges
Male teacher accused of beating girl students with an umbrella

Trinidad/Illicit - October 2001
Angry parents demand apology from principal
Student spanked on bare buttocks by police for making jokes

Uganda flag UGANDA

Uganda/Judicial - July 2001
Robber Gets 13 Years
And six strokes of the cane after armed carjacking

Uganda/Judicial - December 2001
Man Banished Over Incest
Local court gives 20 strokes of cane to 26-year-old

Arua RDC to Cane Lazy Men
Local official fed up with drunks and idlers


UAE/Judicial - May 2001
Defendant gets jail, lashes in rape case
Two years in prison and 80 lashes for repeat offender

Woman sentenced to jail, lashes for selling baby
Three months and 50 lashes, and will then be deported, after adultery with two men

UAE/Judicial - June 2001
Freed prisoners pledge to lead respectful lives
Reporter speaks to 15-year-old girls who received lashes for having sex

Preacher lashed, deported for cohabitation
Indian Imam sentenced to 90 lashes; cohabiting housemaid gets 150

UAE/Judicial - July 2001
Seven jailed in two cases of kidnapping and rape
Three of them also ordered to receive 80 lashes each


UK/Illicit - March 2001
College tutor 'spanked pupil'
Lecturer accused of spanking girl students over his knee

UK/Schools - March 2001
Teacher wants accusers disciplined
Welsh head teacher was wrongly accused of slapping pupils

Rebel pupil Blair was given six of the best
Future PM was caned at age 17 for persistently flouting rules

UK/Domestic - April 2001
Man is jailed for spanking stepsons
Admits cruelty after pants-down smacking of boys aged 6 and 7

UK/Illicit - April 2001
Spanking charge teacher admits visiting sex websites
Spanking case tutor jailed
Two and a half years' prison for lecturer who spanked young women

Osteopath 'spanked sportswoman to cure whiplash injuries'
Prosecution claims it was abuse for his own gratification

UK/Illicit - July 2001
Ex-cricketer to face judge
Coach charged with caning three young players

UK/Schools - July 2001
Private schools fight cane ban in the courts
Ending of CP has brought "widespread moral decline"; parents claim their human rights infringed by ban

UK/Domestic - August 2001
Smacking doesn't work, parents told
"Nanny state" controversy erupts after official institute urges public education campaign against domestic spanking

UK/Domestic - September 2001
An Act of cruelty
Law restricting spanking would be state interference, avers editorialist

UK/Schools - September 2001
Stella's meteoric rise to the top
1970s Fettes College recalled; even sixth-formers whacked; boys said they preferred caning to other punishments

UK/Illicit - October 2001
Cricketer sentenced for caning trainees (illustrated)
Coach, 45, pictured, caned three 19-year-olds on buttocks

UK/Domestic - November 2001
Spanking your child OK -- sometimes
England & Wales will not follow Scotland in introducing new legislation on parental punishment

UK/Schools - November 2001
Schools ask for legal right to bring back cane (illustrated)
Christian schools ask for right to hit pupils
Corporal punishment part of our religious doctrine, they tell court

The tawser's tawdry lesson
Columnist recalls punishments at Edinburgh Academy

Corporal punishment: Is it a necessary part of schooling?
High Court case provokes online debate

Christian schools' smacking plea fails
Judge says CP cannot be considered integral part of religion

UK/Domestic - December 2001
Teacher gives up job battle
Barred from returning to classroom frontline after prosecution for smacking his daughter

UK/Reformatory - December 2001
Ex-home chief denies abuse claims
Alleged to have caned boys' bare bottoms in 1970s


US/Illicit - January 2001
Battery trial set for 6th UAM student
Five fraternity members took turns paddling freshman in Arkansas

US/Schools - January 2001
Short of the goal (illustrated)
Tennessee football player pictured getting paddled for poor grades

Use of paddle losing favor among schools
Moves afoot to ban CP in a Tennessee school district

US/Domestic - February 2001
Spanking bill OK'd despite concerns
Not even 2nd vote in Senate can save the spanking bill
Utah "parents may spank" bill narrowly dies at final hurdle

US/Schools - February 2001
Player says coach hit, bruised him
Local High School Coach Accused Of Paddling Players (illustrated)
Coach put on leave
Blankenship's background is strict, but he's a good person
Detroit football coach in trouble after team paddlings; spanked boy is pictured

Arkansas schools still using paddle
Only about 10% of school districts ban CP

Bill backs corporal punishment in schools
New law in SC would protect paddling teachers

Murray-Wright coach granted reprieve
Football coach in MI keeps job after paddling 15-year-old

Parents protest spanking
School paddling in NC left boy bruised, they say

US/Domestic - March 2001
Church faces abuse probe over whipping of children
Pastor, 5 followers arrested in child beatings
Minister has prior conviction for beating
Welfare officials acknowledge the value of spanking
'Who's supposed to be the villain?'
'They'd beat them for every simple little thing they'd do'
Controversy over Rev. Arthur Allen's 'House of Prayer' in Atlanta, GA

US/Illicit - March 2001
LSU frat hazing leaves bloody, gaping wound
LSU frat may face charges
Tales of paddling at Louisiana State University

US/Schools - March 2001
School system votes out paddling
No more CP in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Corporal punishment makes impression
TN columnist waxes nostalgic

Police no longer investigating Murray-Wright coach
When a coach paddled a player, their lives were turned upside down
Prosecutor drops Detroit case; sports columnist comments at length

Schools make case for paddling (illustrated)
Some Kentucky schools considering reintroduction; elementary principal pictured holding paddle

Paddle usage generally fading among Kentucky private schools
Catholic schools have banned it but some others still use CP

Paddling very rare, restricted or not used in Indiana districts
Most but not all IN districts have stopped using it

Ex-Alvarado student sues district over corporal punishment
12-year-old TX boy opted for paddle, then regretted it

US/Domestic - April 2001
Discipline or abuse? Church renews spanking debate
Whippings In The Pulpit
Race, Region and Gender Play Roles in Support for Corporal Punishment
Authorities remove 41 children from 'House of Prayer'

US/Judicial - April 2001
Redefine cruel, unusual
Use CP and save money on prisons, urges TX letter-writer

US/Schools - April 2001
Punishing child leads parents to file suit
10-year-old girl was paddled in Louisiana

Paddling: Just the "village" doling out justice?
Letter-writers clash in TX

"Excessive" spanking gets Dawkins probation
FL charter school drops CP after row over paddling of 8-year-old

Paddling lawsuits stacking up on principal
Louisiana boy allegedly paddled 17 times in eight weeks

US/Domestic - May 2001
Removal of children is defended
State welfare official defends action in Georgia's "House of Prayer" saga

US/Illicit - May 2001
School Leaders say Hazing Becoming out of Control
Paddlings as high school initiation in Idaho

US/Judicial - May 2001
Father is ordered to swat foster son
Judge criticised after 11-year-old's courtroom paddling

US/Schools - May 2001
Lawsuits Touch Off Debate Over Paddling in Schools (illustrated)
"New York Times" catches up with southern school CP; two paddled students pictured

Faint-hearted public's major confusion outranks corporal punishment
Some boys just need spanking, asserts SC columnist

Parents speak against school paddling
Summary of current situation in S. Carolina schools

Breaking the Hickory Stick
Editorialist slams proposal for Teacher Protection Act

Six of the Best: Corporal punishment and its critics
Right-wing commentator doesn't like teachers hitting kids, but approves centralised control even less

Paddling Foes Get Change in Amendment on Liability
Opponents make some headway in Senate battle over 'teacher protection' legislation

Paddling principal upset at state act (illustrated)
Wisconsin private Baptist school principal, pictured, is designated 'child abuser' for paddling girl

Washington shouldn't encourage corporal punishment
Bush wrong on corporal punishment
Two more newspapers (in PA and TN) welcome exemption of CP from teacher protection bill

US/Domestic - June 2001
House of Prayer parents leave court in protest
Did kids complain about corporal punishment in church?

Probe ends, case dropped against pastor
Abuse charges dropped, but 15 children in "House of Prayer" case still in custody over spanking

Supreme court further clarifies acceptable parental discipline
Maine ruling in case where parents went too far with spankings

US/Illicit - June 2001
Athens school district sued for hazing of teen
Story of spankings in TX baseball team

US/Schools - June 2001
Spare the rod? Not here, most agree (illustrated)
TN elementary teacher paddles seven or eight kids a day; one cafeteria paddling is pictured

Judge dismisses lawsuit against teacher
Student was paddled after refusing to say pledge of allegiance

The unsparing rod (illustrated)
'US News & World Report' sizes up the paddling debate; paddled boy is pictured

Discipline in schools debated
No consensus over CP in Louisiana school district

US/Illicit - July 2001
Bombshell: Five charged, more implicated in scandal at Oceana ordnance unit
Navy court martial hears testimony about fraternity-style paddlings

US/Reformatory - July 2001
Law challenges preacher's principles
16-year-old describes spankings at Christian community in MO

US/Schools - July 2001
Role models deserve recognition
Reporter recalls AL school paddlings

Mom fights school spankings
AL woman challenges paddle policy after first-grader comes home with bruised bottom

Boys, blacks paddled the most
Statistics released for schools in Mobile County, AL; school board votes to leave policy in place

National group seizes on racial disparity in punishment at Mobile schools
50% of students receive 70% of spankings in one Alabama county

My red badge of courage
Columnist recalls 9th-grade classroom paddling in 1960s VA

US/Domestic - August 2001
Razor strop helped develop nation's children
TX writer endorses father's attitude adjuster

Study: Mild spanking not harmful to kids
Research shows no evidence for making parental CP illegal

US/Illicit - August 2001
Teens may face charges in hazing ritual
High school freshmen paddled in Wisconsin

US/Reformatory - August 2001
Spare the rod and keep the cash donor
FL children's home abandons paddling under pressure from United Way

US/Schools - August 2001
Principal who admitted to paddling student says his career is over
Was only following school policy after boy threw tantrum

Banning The Board: New HISD policy puts paddling in past
Forget the paddle: Houston ISD bans corporal punishment
No more school CP in Houston, Texas

Sparing the rod: A survey
In light of new Houston ban, paper lists CP policies of other Texas districts

McLennan County schools use spankings sparingly
Only three or four paddlings a year in Waco, TX

Judge: Paddling Students OK; Parents Disagree
Two or three licks for AR boy, 12, was not unreasonable, court holds

Paddling in schools declines, but debate goes on
54 students received CP last year in Morgan, OH

Sheriff won't act on complaint by parents of paddled student
13-year-old Louisiana boy's mother takes exception to red welts on his butt

US/Domestic - September 2001
Parents May Be Ones Needing Spanking
New study shows "experts" were wrong, argues columnist

US/Schools - October 2001
Board of education (illustrated)
Even in Texas, punishment with paddle, pictured, is on a downward trend

Area districts use other measures before swatting
Rundown of CP policy at various Texas school districts

Christian teacher accused of injuring boy with dowel rod
12-year-old boy's buttocks were bruised after punishment, claims his mother

Spanking costs principal his job
Row over punishment of 7-year-old in Ohio

US/Domestic - November 2001
Line drawn between abuse, punishment
Ohio guidelines on "reasonable and proper" spanking

US/Reformatory - November 2001
Officer Tells Of Violent Incidents At School
School's Supporters Remain Loyal Despite Abuse Charges
Court hears testimony of paddlings at Christian boarding institution

US/Schools - December 2001
Arkansas schools don't spare the rod
But paddlings are 10% down even there

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Zambia/Judicial - November 2001
Justice Chitambo Seeks Public Caning of Wayward Husbands
Court reconciles couple but judge thinks neglectful men should be caned

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