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

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Archive - 2002

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Australia flag AUSTRALIA

Australia/Domestic - July 2002
Change smack law: group
New campaign to stop parents spanking their kids

Bahamas flag THE BAHAMAS

Bahamas/Judicial - November 2002
The rights of the victims
Rape: A brutal and despicable assault on Bahamian womanhood
Calls for the return of the cat-o'-nine-tails

Bermuda flag BERMUDA

Bermuda/Schools - March 2002
Quitting school - after 41 years
Private school is only one in the country still using CP

Brunei flag BRUNEI

Brunei/Judicial - January 2002
Forum on drug abuse held in school (illustrated)
Students see demonstration of caning on dummy, pictured

Brunei/Judicial - February 2002
High court reduces strokes and prison term for molester
29-year-old's caning reduced from eight strokes to three on appeal

Drug convict on the loose (illustrated)
42-year-old, pictured, sentenced to 7 years' jail and four strokes, goes missing

10 years jail for teen gang rapist
Boy of 17 is ordered 10 strokes of cane; his two accomplices also jailed and caned

Brunei/Judicial - March 2002
Noose tightens on drugs runners
Details of new stiffer penalties for drug offences

Loaded Local Gets Eight Years, Caning For Drugs
Five strokes for 27-year-old caught with syabu

Drug Trafficker Gets Go Signal For 20-year Jail Term
And 15 strokes of the rattan for culprit, 30

Brunei/Judicial - April 2002
3 years for death over noodles
And three strokes of the rattan for "intellectually impaired" man

Wheelchair Malaysian Gets 15 Months Jail And Strokes For Stealing Brunei Trees
Mandatory caning for committing mischief

Brunei/Judicial - May 2002
Thai Men Jailed 8 Years And Ordered Strokes For Attempted Robbery
12 strokes of cane each for two gang robbers

Army Soldier Given Four Years Jail And Four Strokes For Drug Pushing
1998 offence catches up with 24-year-old

Brunei/Judicial - June 2002
Runaway Drug Convict Caught In Kuala Baram Pub
42-year-old now faces four strokes of the rattan

Brunei/Judicial - December 2002
Man jailed four years for raping girl, 13
22-year-old also ordered to receive three strokes of the cane

Canada flag CANADA

Canada/Domestic - January 2002
Parental Authority Transferred To The State
Ruling was no victory, argues conservative columnist

Appeal Court Grasped Fine Line Of Spanking
Lawyer discusses effect of ruling

Canada/Schools - January 2002
Appeal court upholds spanking law
Challenge to Section 43 fails, teachers applaud

Canada/Domestic - February 2002
Spanking Case An Attack On Family
Acerbic columnist attacks "ludicrous" lawsuit

Smacking children
Right to spank backed in poll
70% of Canadians oppose law to ban parents from spanking

Canada/Domestic - May 2002
Aylmer spanking case heads to court
"Church of God" case comes to a head

Canada/Domestic - June 2002
Religious family believes in strap (illustrated)
Some evidence in Aylmer court case now made public; families are pictured

Canada/Domestic - July 2002
Loving Families Feel Wrath
Editor describes social workers in Aylmer case as moronic

Canada/Reformatories - November 2002
Ex-nun given jail sentence for child abuse
Convicted of assault after paddlings of kids at rural commune

Canada/Schools - November 2002
It's A Wonder Any Boomer Made It
Columnist recalls successful upbringing including school strap and no nanny state

Canada/Domestic - December 2002
Hand Of Discipline
Mother's remorse after spanking boy

Chinda flag CHINA

China/Schools - July 2002
Teacher dismissed over corporal punishment
Primary school teacher kicked 8-year-old in buttocks for sleeping in class

Fiji flag FIJI

Fiji/Judicial - March 2002
Fiji High Court outlaws corporal punishment
Six-stroke birching sentence is overturned

Fiji/Schools - April 2002
Fiji teachers upset at corporal punishment ban
School CP as well as judicial CP is now deemed unconstitutional

France flag FRANCE

France/Domestic - March 2002
Short, sharp shock part of life in France
Why French children are so well-behaved in restaurants

Ghana flag GHANA

Ghana/Schools - April 2002
Chief Blames Past Government for High Unemployment Among Youth
Also calls on government and private schools to reintroduce caning

Indonesia flag INDONESIA

Indonesia/Judicial - September 2002
Aceh plans caning for errant Muslims
Syariah law in newly semi-autonomous province

Indonesia/Judicial - October 2002
Caning comes into effect in Aceh on 1st day of Ramadhan
Aceh to enforce partial Islamic law by 2005
Province is moving towards JCP but media disagree as to how quickly

Iran flag IRAN

Iran/Judicial - July 2002
Iranian court sentences 45 to flogging, fines after dancing at birthday party
Youths aged 17 to 26 caught in crackdown on "social immorality"

Soccer Players Flogged for Moral Corruption
Two members of national football team found in illegal brothel

Ireland flag IRELAND

Ireland/Schools - November 2002
Senator backs corporal punishment
Abolition of CP has led to lawlessness, asserts politician

Kenya flag KENYA

Kenya/Judicial - January 2002
Doctor Jailed for Raping His Patient
43-year-old also ordered to receive five strokes of the cane

Kenya/Judicial - February 2002
Court Thief Lands 12 Years
And 12 strokes of the cane for middle-aged man who broke into lawcourts

Kenya/Judicial - March 2002
Ten to Hang for Killing Councillor
Four of them will first serve 15 years in jail with six strokes of the cane for rape

Kenya/Schools - March 2002
Human Rights Body Calls for Caning Ban
Committee complains that official ban is being ignored

Kenya/Judicial - May 2002
Rapist Jailed for Seven Years
Seven strokes of the cane for one rapist, eight for another

Kenya/Schools - May 2002
Caning Still Rampant in Schools
Supposedly banned, caning still "most common form of punishment", survey finds

Kenya/Judicial - June 2002
Spurned Lover Gets 14 Years For Assault
And 10 strokes of the cane for man who set girlfriend ablaze

Man Jailed For Stealing A Cow To Please Wife
26-year-old gets two years' jail and four strokes of the cane

Kenya/Schools - June 2002
Why Do Teachers Cane Learners?
Corporal punishment still occurring in schools despite government ban

Kenya/Judicial - July 2002
Child Rapist Now Gets 12 Years in Jail
Plus six strokes of the cane after prosecution appeals original lenient sentence

Kenya/Schools - July 2002
Ten Students to Be Charged With Arson
They set dormitory on fire in protest against reintroduction of caning

Kenya/Judicial - August 2002
Two Jailed Over Forced Marriage
Four years in jail and six strokes of cane each for father and prospective husband

Kenya/Judicial - October 2002
Ex-Army Man Jailed for Defilement
Six years in jail and 4 strokes of the cane for former senior sergeant

Kenya/Judicial - November 2002
Man Gets 8 Years For Sexual Assault
And four strokes of the cane for 42-year-old

Malaysia flag MALAYSIA

Malaysia/Judicial - January 2002
Six years, rotan for raping a grandmother
23-year-old says he was drunk, gets six strokes of the cane

HIV+ man gets seven years for heroin possession
And 10 strokes of the rotan for sick addict, 34

Harsh punishment necessary for aliens
Whip illegal immigrants quickly and then deport them, urges letter-writer

Officer gets jail, rotan for cheating Hong Leong Bank of RM1.45 mln (illustrated)
41-year-old, pictured, gets three years, seven strokes of rotan

Malaysia/Judicial - February 2002
Liberian jailed for black money scam
Two strokes of the rotan for 23-year-old fraudster

It's caning for illegals, bosses
More whipping in prospect as govt cracks down on immigrants

Two men escape the gallows
One acquitted altogether, the other gets 12 years and 10 strokes as drug charge is reduced from trafficking to possession

Malaysia/Judicial - March 2002
Minibus conductor gets seven years, rotan for dope conviction
10 strokes for 26-year-old found with 66 packets of heroin

Dope dealer avoids gallows only because of amended charge
23-year-old to have 7 years' jail and 10 strokes of rotan instead of death sentence

Man gets 15 years jail for raping daughter
And six strokes of rottan for father, 35

Store assistant abandoned by his mother, court told
Possessor of drugs, 20, is given 15 years' jail and 10 strokes of the rotan

Ex-Tenaga tech gets three years, rotan for taking RM2,000 bribe
Six strokes for 29-year-old electrical engineer

Malaysia/Judicial - April 2002
Stiffer jail terms for hardcore drug addicts
Increased penalties will also include mandatory six-stroke caning

Stiffer sentences, whipping, called against child, incest rapists
Deputy PM, upset by sexual violence against children, wants more deterrent sentences including mandatory caning

Maximum jail sentence and public whipping for sexual crime offenders proposed
Law minister suggests caning in public, hitherto unknown in Malaysia

Not by law alone
Newspaper editorial joins in clamour for harsher punishments for sex crimes against children

KL mulls public flogging for incest crimes
But it might be by invitation, not necessarily in a public place, Law Minister clarifies

Whipping in public is Taliban's way: DAP
"Feudalistic concept" not found in any other Commonwealth country, says opposition party

Public whipping 'if people want it'
Prime Minister says govt willing to consider "this drastic measure"

Caning for first-time illegals
New law may take effect in June, says immigration boss

Bar Council to meet Rais on Monday
Lawyers not in favour of public whipping idea but support removal of age limit

Malaysia/Schools - April 2002
Concern over punishments
Headmaster condemns "puritan attitude" of some discipline teachers; 9-year-old said to have been caned 30 times

An 'ustaz' most extraordinary
Writer lauds strict Islamic classes with punishment by caning

Malaysia/Judicial - May 2002
Whipping will not stop incest
Civilised society will pay dearly, argues letter-writer

11 years, six strokes for raping girl, 14
20-year-old threatened victim with parang, court hears

Incest issue continues to make headlines
Country risks worldwide criticism if public whipping introduced, says columnist

Public whipping not answer to curbing incest
Would be step back to the dark ages, reader writes

16 years' jail, rotan for raping girl, 9
23-year-old ordered to receive 10 strokes for "heinous act"

Habitual thief ordered jailed and whipped
18 months, six strokes, for 45-year-old jailed and whipped several times previously

Malaysia/Schools - May 2002
Angry father hits teacher
Disciplinary teacher canes schoolboy, 14; father canes disciplinary teacher

Five students who assaulted classmate suspended from school, caned
Secondary boys get three strokes each

Malaysia/Judicial - June 2002
Amnesty for illegals ends at midnight on July 31
Illegal immigrants who don't leave in time will be caned, says government

Stiff penalties soon for addicts and illegals
New legislation to provide for whipping of hardcore drug addicts

Estate worker wants to be caned instead
36-year-old who received stolen property asks for caning instead of fine

Malaysia/Schools - June 2002
BBSS old boys meet first HM (illustrated)
Happy reunion, pictured, for 1950s and 1960s students with headmaster who caned them

Malaysia/Judicial - July 2002
Amendments made to Bill
New hudud law providing for flogging in northern Muslim state is toned down after protests

Police deal blow to PAS hudud laws
New flogging laws in dissident northern state will be a dead letter, say police

Malaysia/Schools - July 2002
At the heart of a ruler (illustrated)
Former King, pictured, recalls 1930s canings at boarding school

Malaysia/Judicial - August 2002
Seven foreigners to be jailed and caned under amended law (illustrated)
Canings for various illegal immigrants, two of whom are pictured

Low pay, long hours, canings, jail: Better life eludes illegals
Overview of Malaysia's immigration crisis

Six get jail and whipping for illegal entry
Indonesians in their 20s and 30s get six strokes each

Perak sentences first illegal to caning (illustrated)
36-year-old, pictured, gets 12 months plus one stroke of cane

Jailing illegals will strain prison system
Why not just send them home with a whipping, wonders columnist

Workers who built prison end up in prison (illustrated)
Four illegal immigrants, pictured, sentenced to jail and cane

149 aliens, employer charged (illustrated)
Eight illegals get two strokes of the cane each

Accused escapes gallows -- again (illustrated)
Drug user, 26, pictured, was whipped in 1997

Cane illegals and deport them, suggests minister
Row with Indonesia over "inhumane" caning

Nik Aziz proposes whipping for men who desert wives
Irresponsible husbands deserve four or five strokes of the rotan, says politician

Malaysia/Judicial - September 2002
Man gets jail, rotan for drug charges
11½ years plus 10 strokes of the rotan for addict, 37

Terengganu hudud laws expected to be gazetted by Dec 31
State ruler assents to new flogging legislation

Malaysia/Judicial - October 2002
Rape and attempted rape: Five jailed
Three youths in early 20s ordered to receive five strokes of the cane each

Kajang rapist jailed 19 years (illustrated)
32-year-old, pictured, also to be whipped twelve times

166 illegals caned and jailed under tougher Act
Total so far since 1 August

Islamist wants sex-husbands whipped (illustrated)
Opposition leader, pictured, says men who dump their wives should be "whipped until they become impotent"

Malaysia/Judicial - November 2002
Jail, rotan for bomoh who raped teenager (illustrated)
32 years' jail and 16 strokes of cane for rapist, 35, pictured

Ex-con jailed 43 years for rape, robbery, sodomy
20-year-old also sentenced to 10 strokes of the rotan

Local mothers abandoned by alien fathers
403 illegals sentenced to whipping in Johor state

Malaysia canes 387 Indonesians
Caned illegals now back in Indonesia

Rapist gets another 11 years' jail term
And 3 more cane strokes on top of the 12 already ordered

Malaysia/Domestic - December 2002
Hardly any takers for symbol of discipline
Canes on sale at street fair, but parents aren't buying them

Malaysia/Judicial - December 2002
Terengganu delays enforcing Islamic law
No canings for drinking any time soon

Alien jailed for identity fraud (illustrated)
Seven months' jail and three strokes of the cane for 33-year-old, pictured


New Zealand/Schools - January 2002
Caning? -- school won't say
School's silence smacks of suspicion -- groups
Christian school says it is accountable to parents, not government

U Hutt school under review
Education Ministry in quandary over private Christian school

New Zealand/Schools - February 2002
School uses parents to whack bad students
Another Christian school calls in parents to cane their offspring

For a country strapped only in cash, this is a worry
Beltings, thrashings and canings recalled

New Zealand/Schools - March 2002
Cannot stop caning by parents
Government is powerless to prevent Christian school bringing parents in to cane and strap pupils

Nigeria flag NIGERIA

Nigeria/Judicial - January 2002
Trader flogged for a bottle of gin
80 strokes of cane for 50-year-old

Sharia judge flogged
Public 80-stroke sentence for drunkenness shows law applies to all, officials say

Nigeria/Judicial - February 2002
Man Gets 100 Strokes, One-Year Jail for Sodomy
Sharia court orders the cane for homosexual act

Nigeria/Judicial - March 2002
Man Receives 80 Lashes for Drunkenness
Punishment inflicted immediately in front of a "scanty crowd"

Nigeria/Judicial - April 2002
Sharia Court Orders Housewife to Pay Mate N50,000
Woman also gets 20 strokes of cane for assault

Nigeria/Judicial - May 2002
Sharia: Woman Gets 100 Strokes Over Pregnancy
19-year-old reported herself for committing fornication

Man to Die for Raping 9-Year Girl
50-year-old to be given 100 strokes of cane before being stoned to death

Nigeria/Schools - July 2002
3 Students Flogged Unconscious
Several get six strokes of the cane each for mounting protest about exam results

Nigeria/Judicial - September 2002
Village Head, Tutor, Girlfriend Caned 240 Lashes
80 strokes of the cane each for being drunk

Nigeria/Judicial - November 2002
Shariah Gains More Ground in Yorubaland
Fornicator asks for Islamic punishment, gets 100 strokes of cane

Man Gets 100 Strokes of Cane for Raping Minor
Public punishment for middle-aged man

Crime and Holy Punishment (illustrated)
Two public floggings are pictured in long Washington Post feature article

Pakistan flag PAKISTAN

Pakistan/Schools - August 2002
Private schools' registration rules framed
Corporal punishment banned in private schools in Sindh


Papua New Guinea/Judicial - November 2002
Somare suggests penalties
Prime Minister says if other countries can have caning, why can't we

Papua New Guinea/Judicial - December 2002
Further debate needed
Editorial urges Parliament to discuss details of proposed caning


Saudi Arabia/Judicial - January 2002
Prisoner given 5 more months, 200 lashes for inciting jail riot
To be given in five weekly instalments of 40 lashes each

Youths flogged for harassing girls
39 youths flogged in police stations over two-week period

Female jailer jailed for immoral activities
And 300 lashes for managing a brothel

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - February 2002
Businessman ordered caned for disrupting chamber polls
Plaintiff has the right to witness 40-lash caning

S. Arabia Man to Get 4,750 lashes
In 50 instalments of 95, for having sex with wife's sister

60 flogged for harassing women
15 lashes each in 8 police stations in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - April 2002
Pressure on Saudis as Briton faces 800 lashes
56-year-old businessman accused of running illegal drinking den

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - May 2002
Expat jailed for stealing medicines
Pakistan mechanic also ordered to be given 750 lashes

Saudi 'torture' condemned by UN
Authorities reject UN criticism of flogging penalties

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - August 2002
2,280 lashes and jail for two car thieves
Whipping to be given in 42 weekly instalments

Brothel keeper gets 15-year jail, 5,000 lashes
Foreign woman's flogging will be spread over several years

Jail and lashes for bestial teenager
240 lashes for boy, 17, who had sex with a camel

Saudi teens flogged for harassing women
12 boys given 15 lashes each

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - October 2002
Saudi jailed for beating father
28-year-old also ordered to receive 3,000 lashes

Singapore flag SINGAPORE

Singapore/Judicial - January 2002
Molester gets preventive detention
20 strokes of the cane for 36-year-old "menace to society", previously caned

Jail, caning for robber who hurt victim
19-year-old sentenced to seven years plus 18 strokes, accomplice gets 12 strokes

Robber couple ran off with cabby's cell phone (illustrated)
9 years' jail, 12 strokes of cane for 29-year-old, pictured

Gang leader gets 18 years' jail for two killings (illustrated)
24 strokes of the cane for 20-year-old, pictured

20 years' jail, caning for masked rapist
27-year-old who attacked schoolgirls gets 20 strokes of the cane

Singapore/Judicial - February 2002
Illegals tried to sneak in via water pipelines
Immigrant from Myanmar, 34, given 11 strokes of cane for aiding other illegal immigrants

Jail, cane for lensman who molested bride (illustrated)
10 strokes of cane for wedding photographer, 28, pictured

Singapore/Judicial - March 2002
Vicious trio get jail, cane for revenge attack (illustrated)
3 gangsters, pictured, will each receive 12 strokes

Robber said sorry to victim, and went on a spree
26-year-old is ordered 14 years' corrective training and 24 strokes of the cane

Phony psychiatrist molests victim in car
Six strokes for 32-year-old, previously jailed and caned for similar offence

Serial condo burglar gets 14 years' detention
Plus 24 strokes of the cane for 37-year-old who broke into 72 apartments

Singapore/Judicial - April 2002
Jail and cane for undergrad who molested 13-year-old
21-year-old given 15 months and three strokes

Maid's boyfriend threatened to blow up employer's car (illustrated)
Jilted Bangladeshi, 27, pictured, gets 2 years and 3 strokes for demanding money with menaces

Gang member jailed for his part in attack (illustrated)
22-year-old jailbird, pictured, given 8 strokes of cane

Jail and cane for extorting from teen (illustrated)
Nine strokes and six years for 21-year-old, pictured

Jail and cane for brutal attack on youth on bus
Two teens get three years in jail and six strokes of cane

Agency boss touched maid (illustrated)
12 months and three strokes of cane for molester, 29, pictured

Man posed as cop and sexually assaulted 31 girls (illustrated)
"Sex fiend", 40, pictured, to receive 16 years, six strokes of cane

Singapore/Judicial - May 2002
Jail and cane for molester who told tall tale (illustrated)
"Portly" 44-year-old, pictured, sentenced to 15 months and six strokes

Lift Molester Gets 4½ Years' Jail
And 12 strokes of the cane for 22-year-old with previous similar conviction

Hammer attack teen gets jail, cane
30 months and six strokes for student, 16

Gangster gets life for part in soccer player's murder (illustrated)
Secret society member, 22, pictured, also ordered to receive 16 strokes of the cane

Man joined teens to rob students
33-year-old gets 10 years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane

Mum helped lover rape her little girl
36 years and 24 strokes for 48-year-old perpetrator of "incomprehensible atrocity"

Tough camp helps boys to get back on track (illustrated)
Teens, pictured, are given caning demonstration to deter them from life of crime

Pair terrorise teens to steal mobile phones
Two youngsters to get 24 strokes of cane each

Police release photo of jailed rapist (illustrated)
48-year-old, pictured, ordered to be given 24 strokes of the cane

Singapore/Judicial - July 2002
Chatroom rapist gets 27 years
And 24 strokes of the cane for 34-year-old who pretended to be four different people online

Gangsters cleared of murder, jailed for rioting (illustrated)
Secret society members, 20 and 21, pictured, are ordered 12 strokes of the cane each

Daughter raped as revenge on wife
24 years and 24 strokes for 38-year-old

Jail, cane for robber who hit on foreigners
Au Backe! Deutscher zu 24 Stockhieben auf nackten Po verurteilt (illustrated)
German/Singaporean 25-year-old, pictured in wildly inaccurate article in German tabloid, gets 7 years and 24 strokes of cane for armed attack

Japanese gets 8 years, 5 lashes for drug trafficking in Singapore
27-year-old computer graphics designer arrived with cannabis

18½ years, caning for man who abused maid (illustrated)
Family man, 47, pictured, gets 12 strokes of the cane after beating maid to death

People-smuggler escaped once, but not second time
23-year-old to have 24 strokes of the cane for trafficking in illegal immigrants

Singapore/Schools - July 2002
Public caning of three students at Montfort
Editorial supports secondary principal who caned three senior boys in quadrangle before assembled school

Singapore/Judicial - August 2002
Molest terror blows chance to reform
Lock him up for good - Enraged mother of 11-year-old victim (illustrated)
20-year-old, pictured 3 years ago in previous case, now goes to jail for 18 years and gets 12 strokes of the cane

Friend killed in tiff over loan (illustrated)
Eight years' jail and 12 strokes of the cane for 22-year-old, pictured

What if sex fiends are sick? (illustrated)
Four perpetrators of "heinous sex crimes" are pictured, two of whom sentenced to caning

Revenge hunt fails, so 14 gang members punch, kick, step on boy, 15
Canings for thugs, 16 and 21, after attack on train

18½ years, caning for man who abused maid (illustrated)
Family man, 47, pictured, gets 12 strokes of the cane after beating maid to death

People-smuggler escaped once, but not second time
23-year-old to have 24 strokes of the cane for trafficking in illegal immigrants

Singapore/Schools - August 2002
Bukit Batok shoots up school rankings (illustrated)
Principal, pictured, turned secondary school round with more vigorous use of canings

Singapore/Judicial - September 2002
Tuition teacher who molested 3 pupils jailed
Married man of 35 ordered to have 24 strokes of the cane and sent to jail for five years

Jail, Cane For Anal Sex, Robbery
30-year-old who sodomised his friend as a punishment gets 16 strokes of the cane

Singapore/Judicial - October 2002
NSman jailed for sex with girl, 13
Soldier, 23, gets six years and six strokes of the cane

Teens used fake notes for purchases
18-year-old sentenced to 9½ years' jail and five strokes of the cane

In prison for helping lover (illustrated)
Overstayer, 32, pictured, ordered to receive 4 strokes for hiring illegal immigrants

Singapore/Schools - October 2002
Does boy deserve a second chance?
17-year-old who punched his teacher is given two strokes of cane in front of 150 fellow-students

Singapore/Judicial - November 2002
Sari killer escapes death sentence once again (illustrated)
42-year-old, pictured, previously caned, now jailed for life and given 18 more strokes of the cane for manslaughter

Instructor jailed for molesting 10 girls
Four years' jail and 24 cane strokes for 28-year-old

Extra strokes for damaging son's brain
Caning doubled from six strokes to 12 on appeal

Singapore/Judicial - December 2002
Youth molested women in lifts
12 years and 12 strokes for 19-year-old

Ex-con tells about life of jail and caning (illustrated)
Former gangster, now 62-year-old pastor, pictured, describes prison canings in 1950s and 1960s

Man jailed for robbing five cabbies in four days (illustrated)
Two teens, pictured, sent to jail and ordered to receive 24 strokes of cane each

Cabby robber gets jail, caning
Another teenage member of taxi gang also sentenced to 24 strokes

Youth took part in 5 robberies in a month
18-year-old given 11½ years jail and 24 strokes

S. Africa flag SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa/Schools - January 2002
Two Teachers Arrested in Soweto
Primary School principal alleged to have slapped and caned boy

South Africa/Schools - March 2002
Human rights take a beating (illustrated)
Article complaining about continued illegal use of school CP includes pictures, possibly posed, of spanking with plastic ruler

South Africa/Schools - September 2002
KZN teachers in trouble over beatings
Twelve teachers face disciplinary proceedings for defying CP ban

Our Classrooms of Shame
53 complaints about teachers using CP in Western Cape

S. Korea flag SOUTH KOREA

South Korea/Schools - March 2002
New Education Measures Released
Make-up Classes and Corporal Punishment
Education Ministry endorses return to caning; newspaper editorial supports move

South Korea/Schools - June 2002
New rules on corporal punishment stoke controversy
Dimensions of cane specified; must be applied to boys' buttocks, girls' thighs

Sudan flag SUDAN

Sudan/Judicial - November 2002
Violence Against Women Concern in the Sudan
17 young women given 100 lashes each for adultery

Thailand flag THAILAND

Thailand/Schools - January 2002
Suvit wants caning back in schools
Education Minister reintroduces corporal punishment in schools

Support for return to caning students
Education reform not complete answer
Suvit Khunkitti: Thailand's Citizen Cane
It's time to spare the rod
Opinions differ on bringing back the cane

Children 'forced' to wai
Parents protest unorthodox punishments, students call for caning instead

Trinidad flag TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Trinidad/Schools - March 2002
New school system needed
Editorialist urges educational reform but is not certain that more corporal punishment is the answer

Separate boys and girls at school (illustrated)
Retiring boys' secondary school principal, pictured, says spanking can be useful disciplinary tool

Uganda flag UGANDA

Uganda/Judicial - January 2002
Corporal Punishment Illegal
Judicial caning unconstitutional, court rules by three votes to two

Uganda/Judicial - April 2002
Residents to Censure Chief Over Caning
Village head, fighting "moral decadency", has whipped 11 people since coming to office

Uganda/Judicial - May 2002
Ageing Seducer Punished
64-year-old had sex with under-age girl, gets 20 strokes of cane

Uganda/Judicial - June 2002
Ten Strokes for Insulting Woman
Young man's public caning in market place makes him scream at the top of his voice

Uganda/Judicial - September 2002
Negligent Herdsman Gets 20 Strokes
27-year-old caned by village court after letting his cows wander

Uganda/Schools - November 2002
Ankole Bishop Wants Whip for Errant Kids
Corporal punishment instils discipline and should be brought back, he says


UAE/Judicial - January 2002
Amended penal code endorsed by FNC
New law limits number of lashes to 200

UAE/Judicial - March 2002
Man jailed for assaulting woman
One month and 30 lashes for man's "uncontrollable impulse"

Prison, lashes for 15 involved in Awafi fight
One gets 80 lashes, the others 39 each

UAE/Judicial - April 2002
Three drug dealers jailed
One of them also given 35 lashes for drinking alcohol

Death penalty for rapist commuted
30-year-old gets 15 years and 99 lashes instead

UAE/Judicial - May 2002
Four sentenced to jail terms
One also gets 80 lashes for drunk driving

Two jailed for impersonation
And 30 lashes each after pretending to be police officers

UAE/Schools - May 2002
Beating pupils is unacceptable
Any kind of CP is banned, says education official

UAE/Judicial - June 2002
Jail terms, lashes for immoral duo
Court orders 60 lashes each for man and woman in illicit relationship

UAE/Judicial - November 2002
Nine jailed for running brothel, adultery
Four men and three women also sentenced to lashes

UAE/Schools - November 2002
The case against caning
Dubai interviewees are glad CP is not allowed in UAE schools


UK/Schools - February 2002
The man who would whip the bare bottoms of black boys
Writer lambasts black Labour politician for suggesting the return of corporal punishment

UK/Illicit - March 2002
Drama teacher who spanked would-be actresses jailed
Women in their early twenties caned, spanked and whipped in bogus film auditions

Bully boss spanked girl
Man fined for assault after spanking employee to make her work harder

UK/Reformatory - March 2002
Jury told of beatings at children's home
Children 'beaten with plimsoll'
Former inmate claims he was made to change into silk shorts for caning

Care worker denies cruelty
Man Who Thought He Was Above The Law Of The Land
Victims Urged To Talk To Abuse Detectives
Former deputy head gets suspended sentence for whacking boys in 1980s

UK/Schools - May 2002
Landmark ruling on slipper's return to the classroom
It's an effective deterrent, says headteacher

Christianity approves of smacking, says head
Private schools in yet another appeal against school caning ban

UK/Judicial - September 2002
Thrash the thugs and save Joan for London
Give police power to cane young hoodlums on the spot, urges columnist

UK/Schools - October 2002
I just put my head down and keep going
Bishop of Liverpool was caned at Sherborne and later gave canings

Your shout
Hack finds widespread support in a London pub for the return of school whacking

Getting The Belt Could Now Be Worth A Fortune
Scottish teachers' retired tawses fetching tidy sums at auction

UK/Schools - December 2002
Let teachers use the belt in schools
Scottish vox pop: most want to see CP restored

Schools lose legal fight over smacking (with video clip)
Christian schools must abide by the ban on CP, court rules

Well beaten Britain finally bends to the inevitable
Court ruling not a moment too soon, writes columnist

Abolition of corporal punishment in schools
Short legal summary of Court of Appeal judgment upholding CP ban


US/Domestic - January 2002
Atlanta child-beating church warned
House of Prayer will lose its children unless whippings stop

US/Illicit - January 2002
Raymond man alleges he was molested as a teen
Pastor spanked and paddled him at age 14, he says

US/Reformatory - January 2002
Religious School Was Unregulated By The State
Charges Are Dropped Against One Worker At Christian School
Trouble over paddlings at two different institutions in MO

US/Schools - January 2002
Metro may abolish school spanking
Abolish school spankings
Paddling is out in Nashville Schools
Blount schools ahead of state on paddling stance
Leave paddling up to individual teachers
Spanking ban will be beneficial to kids
Use of term will include all abuse
No more corporal punishment in Nashville TN

Tuck those shirts in
New dress code at FL school involves paddling for transgressions

Corporal punishment suggested at Lanier BOE board meeting
GA district considers reinstating paddling

Police probe charge of abuse at school
Parent complaints student "spanked too hard" at GA private school

We ask teachers to maintain school order, but give them too few tools
Columnist recalls school swats

Parents: Principal In Trouble Because She Didn't Favor Paddling
School board in row over CP at IN elementary school

US/Illicit - February 2002
No Dough For Spanked Pizza Kid
Spanking as workplace disciplinary tool at a NY Pizza Hut

US/Reformatory - February 2002
Faith Under Fire, Part 1
Indianapolis juvenile center changes its policy on spanking

US/Schools - February 2002
Moorhead board broadens corporal punishment policy
District in MN bans classroom spanking [but MN bans it already!]

Metro school board to abolish spanking officially
Nashville TN formally confirms new no-c.p. policy

Legislative bills at a glance
Failure of move to abolish school paddling in Wyoming

Lawrence fires bus driver
AL boys spanked on school bus, contrary to policy

US/Judicial - March 2002
Justice of peace chided for ordering paddling
TX judge ordered man to swat 11-year-old stepson in court

US/Reformatories - March 2002
Families defend, assail academy
Two charged with abuse of students at academy
Mixed views about "caring but stern" Kentucky institution where youngsters were evacuated amid accusations over paddling

US/Schools - March 2002
Football player paddled by teammates (illustrated)
TX coaches reassigned after student, pictured, gets about 30 swats

Rutherford may conclude paddling investigation today
Boy, 13, advised to apply ice to his bruised buttocks after AL school punishment

Citrus: Group rebuffs School Board suggestions
Disagreement in FL district over whether to retain paddling

US/Schools - April 2002
DCS will investigate paddling in Lebanon
TN 14-year-old has red bottom after visit to middle school principal's office

Paddling incident at SISD forces change
A Texas school district abandons CP because one parent makes a fuss

Spare the Rod (illustrated)
"People" Magazine feature rehashes Dec 2000 paddling of Louisiana girl, pictured

Temescal Canyon High teacher arrested
Accused of spanking 14-year-old in California

Local School Still Paddles Students
Teachers still defend use of CP in rural Ohio

US/Schools - May 2002
Girl Left With Bruises After Principal Administers Punishment
Swats with a strap in TN elementary school where CP was reintroduced

Schools rethink policies on corporal punishment
Move to ban paddling in Pennsylvania, but it's on the increase in southern Ohio

Parents sue over paddling
Excessive force alleged in AL school punishment

US/Domestic - June 2002
Couple found not guilty of abuse for using belt to discipline child
Jury in CA acquits after hearing story of 10-year-old boy "whooped" on seat of pants

Mom suing county over son's removal
"Right to spank" case aims to bar social workers from taking kids away

US/Illicit - June 2002
Spearfish schools fight hazing tradition
Eighth-grade high school freshmen allegedly paddled by seniors in S. Dakota

US/Schools - June 2002
Discipline changes proposed
Louisiana district considers abolishing paddling

City schools mull paddling
CP may be on its way out in Georgia district

Jay Schools consider banning corporal punishment
End of paddling in view in Indiana district

Teacher applicants told to pay fee
Board bans paddling in Louisiana district

Court weighs paddling over Pledge
Boy, then 18, was given three paddle swats in AL for raising his fist rather than recite Pledge of Allegiance

Spare the rod, say some school officials
Another Louisiana school board grapples with abolition

US/Illicit - July 2002
Bottom line: Lawyer's insurance won't cover spanking
22-year-old woman 'spanked by lawyer'

US/Reformatories - July 2002
Texas pastor, brother charged with severely beating boy for cheating in Bible study
Former church member speaks in support of Capitol City Baptist
Yet another Christian reformatory under fire

US/Schools - July 2002
Officials speak out on corporal punishment
Ongoing argument in a Louisiana school district

What a long, strange trip it has been
Outgoing California vice-principal wasn't afraid to wield paddle, says it was effective

School Board to let teachers dispense corporal punishment
A Louisiana school board rejects recommendation to abolish paddling

Sparing the rod
An Arkansas school district abandons corporal punishment

HISD votes to ban corporal punishment
A Texas school board unanimously abolishes the paddle

South Eastern spares the rod
A Pennsylvania school board prohibits spanking

Bill bans spanking in school
Board of education puts paddles out to pasture
CP comes to an end in Pennsylvania

US/Illicit - August 2002
Hazing reveals dark side of school
13 accused of assault in hazing incident
High school disciplines 10 students in hazing
Teens paddled on bare buttocks in New Jersey

US/Schools - August 2002
Teacher quits amid abuse charge
Said to have spanked a 12-year-old 50 times

Brownwood ISD ponders discipline change
A Texas school district considers reintroducing corporal punishment

Corporal punishment reflection of community values
Survey of school CP in Indiana

States too slow to spare the child, part with the rod
School kids need discipline
USA Today does another of its for-and-against features on school spanking

US/Domestic - September 2002
Corporal Punishment Debate Looms Over Florida
Row over pro-CP article by Governor's appointee

US/Illicit - September 2002
Officials: Hazing different these days
Five high school freshmen allegedly paddled in Kansas

Seven students suspended in high school hazings
30 boys spanked with paddle in Washington State

8 youths deny hazing charges
Court case over New Jersey paddling of three boys

US/Domestic - October 2002
Child takes stand for prosecution
Officer: Boys said they were whipped for misbehaving
Child discipline at root of church trial
'House of Prayer' on trial in Georgia

House of Prayer jury to resume deliberations Tuesday (illustrated)
Rev. Arthur Allen Jnr, pictured, accused of beating kids in church

Church members sent to jail for whipping kids
Jury convicts on cruelty to children charge

Pastor convicted of child cruelty stages mock whipping (illustrated)
Picture shows demonstration whipping of 14-year-old in House of Prayer

No indictment for spanking girl, 14
Psychologist accused of pulling girl's pants down for spanking

US/Illicit - October 2002
Eight teens admit frat hazing
Boys aged 15 to 17 face probation after New Jersey paddling incident

US/Reformatories - October 2002
A house of hope
Florida children's home rules limit paddling to three swats

Two Officials At Private McCreary County School Are Acquitted
2 school officials acquitted of abuse
Paddlings at Kentucky facility do not constitute abuse, court rules

Former residents of boys ranch gather to thank Father Joe (illustrated)
Reformatory boss, pictured, "was legendary in his use of the discipline paddle"

US/Schools - October 2002
Paddling draws criticism from parent, report filed
Mass punishment of senior students in Texas

Corporal Punishment Flyer Upsets Some Folks
Tennessee school teachers object to being compared to porn stars and prostitutes

Mom battles school paddle
Complains Alabama laws protect school employees at the expense of students

US/Domestic - November 2002
Spanking hasn't gone out of style
At least, not in Atlanta, according to local poll

US/Schools - November 2002
Black and Blue
Most Americans Think Corporal Punishment Is OK
ABC News does brief nationwide overview; Survey suggests parents not now happy about school paddling, even in the South

Board sides with administration in paddling incident
More on "mass senior paddling" row in Texas

King convicted of child abuse
Court verdict on paddling of girl at Florida Christian school

Paddling protest sways Pender school
A North Carolina middle school decides CP will now be administered by parents only

US/Prisons - November 2002
Officer disputes suspension for slapping inmate
Prison guard accused of bare-buttock spanking

US/Reformatories - November 2002
Reform Schools Find A Haven Here
Acting On Faith - Reform Schools In Retrospect
A Father's Choice: He Sent His Son To A Religious Boarding School, But He Now Regrets That Decision
Long three-part article about unregistered religious reformatories in Missouri, all of which feature a lot of paddling

Heartland Academy Is Winning Its Battle In The Courts
Christian institution in Missouri defends paddling policy

US/Domestic - December 2002
Corporal punishment not against Missouri law
But welts or bruises cross the line, say local officials

Beat on the Brat (illustrated)
The economics of spanking, with cartoon

Paddle-maker sees himself on mission (illustrated)
Father, 39, pictured with son, 15 (recently paddled), offers free paddles to good homes

US/Prisons - December 2002
Appeal panel upholds sentence for spanking
Inmate, 29, was naked and "in the prescribed posture to receive a body cavity search"

US/Reformatories - December 2002
Newport News pastor charged in child assault
He spanked boy, 11, at mother's request

US/Schools - December 2002
Spanking In Schools
Arkansas TV station finds schoolboy who prefers paddling to detention

Classroom Naps Under Attack!
Columnist is caustic about current attitudes to discipline

Power of Mr. Dixon's Paddle
Writer is eternally grateful for his paddling at age 13

ACS to consider eliminating corporal punishment
An Indiana school district wonders whether to ban paddling

Change in law made King's conviction possible
More on Florida girl's paddling at Christian school

Factor Flashback: Interview With Phil Barker, Salome Thomas-El
Transcript of Fox News discussion on school paddling

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Yugoslavia/Schools - January 2002
Serbian government proposes ban on corporal punishment in schools
But new law could yet be stalled by the opposition

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Zambia/Judicial - June 2002
Solwezi Police Practise Corporal Punishment
Six strokes of the cane following accusation of theft

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Zimbabwe/Judicial - June 2002
Four strokes for sex with a minor
Court orders caning for actor, 16, who went to bed with his girlfriend

Zimbabwe/Judicial - August 2002
High Court Describes Minor's Sentence As Judicial Barbarism
Judge takes dim view of three-stroke caning for boy, 16

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