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

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CP Archive - 2013

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Australia flag AUSTRALIA

Australia/Illicit - February 2013
Sydney sharia victim whipped 'out of love'
Convert to Islam, 32, flogged with electric cord

Australia/Schools - July 2013
BCC's ban on violent punishment of students "too late"
Christian school in Queensland gives up the paddle

Bangladesh flag BANGLADESH

Bangladesh/Schools - August 2013
Disciplinary action mulled for corporal punishment in schools
CP already banned but govt now proposes to imprison teachers who use it

Bahamas flag THE BAHAMAS

Bahamas/Schools - March 2013
Anger after mass caning at school
29 seventh-grade boys punished for disruption

Botswana flag BOTSWANA

Botswana/Judicial - March 2013
Three lashes for three slaps
22-year-old gets a caning for contempt of court

Wrongly lashed Zim man to sue (illustrated)
26-year-old's caned buttocks are pictured after five strokes

Botswana/Judicial - April 2013
The law is an ass (illustrated)
Court whipping of 24-year-old woman, pictured, was illegal

Anal sores save man from the rod (illustrated)
Caning sentence for 32-year-old, pictured, is changed to a fine

Whipped men reduced to tears (illustrated)
Two thirtysomethings, pictured, receive five strokes each

Botswana/Judicial - July 2013
Lashed for foul language (illustrated)
"Five strokes of the cane on his bare buttocks" for 21-year-old, pictured

Brunei flag BRUNEI

Brunei/Judicial - January 2013
Theft and mischief case: Two juveniles jailed
17-year-old is sentenced to "two light strokes of the cane"

Brunei/Judicial - February 2013
Jail, caning for 2 youths in auto theft and mischief case
24-year-old sentenced to six strokes of the cane

Brunei/Judicial - March 2013
17 years, 12 strokes for raping daughter
Divorced man, 44, given exemplary punishment

Three foreigners guilty of overstaying
Two of them receive three strokes of the cane

Brunei/Judicial - October 2013
Arson: 22-year-old gets five years, six strokes
He set fire to a house and six vehicles

Thief sentenced to 6 years jail, 12 strokes
Heavy caning for local 21-year-old who committed a string of offences

China flag CHINA

China/Judicial - January 2013
Singapore-style caning effective as crime deterrent, says NPC delegate
Politician proposes China adopt judicial CP for violent criminals

Iceland flag ICELAND

Iceland/Illicit - March 2013
Icelandic Handball Inauguration: Tradition or Violence? (illustrated)
Spanking as sports team initiation: 17-year-old's bruised backside is pictured

Jamaica flag JAMAICA

Jamaica/Judicial - February 2013
No more flogging
Senate votes to end whipping as a punishment for criminals

Jamaica/Schools - June 2013
'Spare the rod, spoil the child' -- Falmouth mayor calls for resumption of corporal punishment in schools
Abolition of CP was a major mistake; it was effective in curbing unruly behavior, he says

Hall bats for flogging in schools
President of teachers' union says CP is a useful disciplinary tool

Malaysia flag MALAYSIA

Malaysia/Judicial - January 2013
Gardener gets 9 years, 7 strokes for rape (illustrated)
Punishment for 28-year-old, pictured

Ex-cop fails to set aside sexual assault conviction (with video clip)
Caning sentence is upheld

Malaysia/Judicial - February 2013
Rapist gets 115 years' jail and 50 strokes of rotan (illustrated)
42-year-old, pictured, carried out a succession of rapes

Filipino gets jail, cane for raping stepdaughter (illustrated)
Twenty strokes of the cane and 30 years for offender, 38, pictured

Foreigner gets 18 years, 12 strokes for robberies, illegal entry
34-year-old pleads guilty to three counts of robbery

Malaysia/Schools - February 2013
Caning still needed to discipline students in school, says STU chief
Teachers' union supports the use of CP for boys

Malaysia/Judicial - March 2013
Jail term, caning enhanced for four men for rape of teenage girl (illustrated)
20-somethings, pictured, have their punishment increased from one stroke to six

Duo get five year's jail, cane for armed robbery
Both 19-year-olds to receive three strokes of the cane

Malaysia/Judicial - April 2013
Teenager jailed 11 years, given 10 strokes of cane for two counts of criminal offences
18-year-old receives heavy punishment for robberies

Man gets 145 years, 17 strokes for raping six students
Rapist, 46, will serve "only" 50 years in jail, plus the caning

Malaysia/Judicial - May 2013
8 years' jail, 10 strokes of rotan for drug possession (illustrated)
21-year-old cannabis offender is pictured

'City Hall officer' gets jail
Fake official, 35, also ordered to receive 30 strokes of the cane

Man fined RM4.7m for cheating firm (illustrated)
Plus eight years in jail and 9 strokes of the rotan for 43-year-old, pictured

Jail and rotan for trio who brutally raped woman (illustrated)
Three twentysomethings, pictured, get 48 cane strokes between them

Malaysia/Judicial - June 2013
Drug trafficking: Man gets 5 years jail, whipping; wife acquitted (with video clip)
23-year-old ordered to receive 10 strokes of the rotan

Manager gets 15 year's jail for CBT (illustrated)
And four strokes of the cane for white-collar crook, 36, pictured

Public whippings in Johore?
Political parties in dispute over proposal to introduce hudud laws

Security guard to serve 10 years for raping stepdaughter (illustrated)
Plus a five-stroke caning for 35-year-old, pictured

Malaysia/Judicial - July 2013
Welder gets 7 years, 3 strokes for raping student (illustrated)
Man, 32, pictured, raped 15-year-old schoolgirl

Malaysia/Judicial - September 2013
Labourer jailed six years for robbery (illustrated)
32-year-old, pictured, also gets five strokes of the cane

Trio whipped in open court (illustrated) (with video clip)
Tiga pesalah muda disebat [Three young offenders whipped]
Robbers aged 18, 19 and 20, pictured, receive caning over their jeans in front of judge and families (rare reports of juvenile JCP process)

Malaysia/Judicial - October 2013
Romanian mechanic escapes gallows on drug charge, gets 8-year jail (illustrated)
Offender, 29, pictured, also gets 10 strokes of the cane

7 years, five strokes for causing hurt to woman (illustrated)
30-year-old handbag-snatcher is pictured

Indonesian gets 12 years, whipping for having syabu (illustrated)
Possessor of drugs, 21, pictured, is ordered to undergo a 10-stroke caning

Thank your lucky stars, judge tells Nigerian (illustrated)
10 strokes of the cane for 32-year-old, pictured

Malaysia/Judicial - November 2013
Man gets jail and rotan for attempt to rob, injure mechanic and wife (illustrated)
Six strokes of the cane for 25-year-old, pictured

Youth gets 4 years, 5 strokes for statutory rape (illustrated)
Offender, 18, pictured, had sex with girlfriend, 14

Malaysia/Judicial - December 2013
Teenage boy gets 16 years jail, 10 strokes of cane for armed gang robbery
Some of 19-year-old's accomplices are still at large

Seven strokes, community service for rape of minor
18-year-old's victim was 15-year-old girl

Henry Gurney escapees get light whippings
Ten juvenile reformatory absconders ordered 8 to 10 strokes of rattan at court

Maldives flag MALDIVES

Maldives/Judicial - February 2013
Maldives girl to get 100 lashes for pre-marital sex
15-year-old rape victim's punishment postponed till she is 18

Maldives government to appeal flogging of rape victim
President says he is shocked by sentence

Maldives/Judicial - August 2013
Maldives girl's 100 lashes sentence overturned
High Court rules that she was wrongly convicted

Namibia flag NAMIBIA

Namibia/Schools - April 2013
Strong call to reintroduce corporal punishment
Caning needed to tackle indiscipline, say conference delegates

Namibia/Schools - June 2013
Corporal punishment was assault on pupil
14-year-old boy was caned at private school

Nigeria flag NIGERIA

Nigeria/Judicial - January 2013
Teenager gets 12 strokes for gross indecency
Court sentence on boy, 14, who assaulted toddler

Court Orders Flogging Of Pick-pocket
Six strokes of the cane in public for "serial" offender, 35

Nigeria/Judicial - May 2013
Scavenger Gets 6 Strokes Of Cane For Stealing N4,800 Phone In Ibadan
Corporal punishment for 20-year-old rescued from angry mob

Nigeria/Judicial - June 2013
Man bags 6 months imprisonment, 12 strokes of cane for slapping a woman
20-year-old pleads guilty to assault

Nigeria/Judicial - September 2013
Man to receive 7 strokes for possession of Indian hemp
Offender's age not stated

Magistrate orders accused persons to be given 24 strokes of cane
Two 18-year-olds guilty of stealing equipment to be punished by prison officials

Court Jails Mom, Son For Assaulting DPO, Constable
Two years in prison and 20 strokes of the cane for multiple offender, 27, and seven years' jail for his mother

Nigeria/Judicial - November 2013
Motorcyclist gets 7 lashes for attempting to rape minor
22-year-old's caning sentence carried out immediately in the courtroom

Nigeria/Judicial - December 2013
Theft: Court orders boy to be flogged publicly
Thief, 16, received his 12 strokes of the cane immediately

Pakistan flag PAKISTAN

Pakistan/Schools - June 2013
Corporal punishment: Most kids need to be beaten, teachers and parents believe
Results of public opinion surveys

Philippines flag PHILIPPINES

Philippines/Prisons - August 2013
Soc helps Joavan pay debts in jail
Cebu province has banned paddling as prison punishment

Qatar flag QATAR

Qatar/Judicial - April 2013
Qatar sentences man to 40 lashes for drinking alcohol
Man, age unstated, also fined; regime clamping down on boozing by Muslims

Russia flag RUSSIA

Russia/Judicial - June 2013
Russian Lawmaker Urges Public Flogging of Homosexuals by Cossacks
Siberian politician wants gays whipped in public squares


Saudi Arabia/Judicial - February 2013
Mother to decide fate of ungrateful son
Court sentences him to 200 lashes for assaulting her

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - March 2013
Jail terms, lashes for rioters
Two brothers to receive 200 lashes each plus a month in prison

Saudi Arabia/Schools - May 2013
Teachers favor corporal punishment
Government wants to ban CP but educators are not happy

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - July 2013
Two jailed for robbery
Plus 300 lashes each; also same sentence for three Yemenis

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - August 2013
600 Lashes for Raif Badawi: Saudi Arabia's Latest Savagery (illustrated)
Journalist, pictured, is ordered to be flogged and jailed

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - September 2013
A costly fight for two Saudi drivers
Road rage motorists are ordered jailed and flogged

Singapore flag SINGAPORE

Singapore/Judicial - January 2013
Robber hit and choked mum-to-be (illustrated)
Jail plus 16 strokes of the cane for culprit, 26, pictured

Kallang slashings: Cleaner gets 33 years' jail and 24 strokes (illustrated)
Very severe caning ordered for 23-year-old, pictured

Jail and cane for robber after 5 years on the run (illustrated)
Offences committed at age 18, now 24-year-old, pictured, gets 24 strokes

Jail, cane for slashing ex-girlfriend's husband (illustrated)
27-year-old, pictured, ordered to undergo a six-stroke caning

Singapore/Judicial - February 2013
Police officer jailed, caned for molesting drunk woman (illustrated)
30-year-old, pictured, is to receive three strokes of the cane

Guard jailed for molesting maid (illustrated)
Plus a four-stroke caning for offender, 34, pictured

Singapore/Judicial - March 2013
He went from jail to NUS law school (illustrated)
New lawyer, pictured now at age 34, spent 10 years in jail and received 19 strokes of the cane

6½ years' jail and cane for abusing minors (illustrated)
25-year-old, pictured, ordered to receive six strokes

Singapore/Judicial - April 2013
Student jailed for molesting woman as she slept in car (illustrated)
Plus three strokes of the cane for 32-year-old, pictured

Drug courier spared the death penalty (illustrated)
Heroin trafficker, 30, pictured, sentenced instead to life in prison and a 24-stroke caning

Man gets 14 years' jail for rape and robbery (illustrated)
Plus 24 strokes of the cane for knife man, 30, pictured

Singapore/Schools - April 2013
No more rebel, now he dreams of sushi (illustrated)
Former gangster turned successful entrepreneur, now pictured at 43, recalls having his buttocks whipped frequently on stage at school in 1980s

Singapore/Judicial - May 2013
Bukit Batok lift molester gets 4½ years' jail and 9 strokes (illustrated)
Caning order for 22-year-old, pictured

Man who killed toddler jailed 10 years (illustrated)
Plus five strokes of the cane and another five strokes for rioting for 25-year-old, pictured

Bhutanese overstayer broke into 8 restaurants (illustrated)
Serial burglar, 25, pictured, sentenced to a five-stroke caning

Singapore/Judicial - June 2013
'Chopper robber' jailed after five years on the run (illustrated)
And 24 strokes of the cane for 45-year-old, pictured

Jail, caning for celeb chef who sexually abused boy (illustrated)
35-year-old, pictured, is ordered to undergo a three-stroke caning

Singapore/Judicial - July 2013
'Director' of loan-shark team gets jail, caning (illustrated)
24 strokes of the cane for 23-year-old, pictured

Murderer escapes death sentence (illustrated)
First to benefit from new legislation, offender, 23, pictured, gets life plus 24 strokes of the cane instead

Man's face slashed over 'ugly' remark (illustrated)
22-year-old, pictured, is ordered a nine-stroke caning and 3 years' jail

Singapore/Judicial - August 2013
Jail, cane for man who pulled out replica pistol during row (illustrated)
34-year-old, pictured, gets one year and three strokes

Cleared of fake cop charge, but guilty of raping teen (illustrated)
Offender, 45, pictured, sentenced to 12 years plus 12 strokes of the cane

Cenotaph vandal gets 3 months' jail and 3 strokes (illustrated)
Mandatory caning for 33-year-old, pictured, who desecrated war memorial

Singapore/Judicial - September 2013
Man in fake-cop ruse gets 8 years' jail, 12 strokes of cane (illustrated)
Gang robber, 34, is pictured

Burglar risks death fall for $123 (illustrated)
39-year-old, pictured, gets 5 years plus a 12-stroke caning

Jail and six strokes for final accused (illustrated)
Sequel to fatal gang fight; youth, 25, pictured, guilty of causing grievous hurt

Singapore/Judicial - October 2013
6 get jail, caning for deadly attack
Four to six strokes each for twentysomethings after fight in park

Jealous ex-boyfriend gets jail, cane (illustrated)
20-year-old, pictured, is ordered to receive six strokes of the cane for slashing

Singapore/Judicial - November 2013
Jail, caning for beating up two men (illustrated)
23-year-old, pictured, is ordered to receive six strokes

Man spared death penalty for murder of taxi driver (illustrated)
Life in jail plus 24 cane strokes for robber, 35, pictured

Drug courier spared the gallows (illustrated)
25-year-old, pictured, sentenced to life imprisonment plus 15 strokes of the cane

Singapore/Judicial - December 2013
Man who held sex-and-drug party jailed(illustrated)
5 years in jail and five strokes of the cane for trafficker, 30, pictured

S. Africa flag SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa/Schools - April 2013
Headmaster admits to using corporal punishment (illustrated)
Aggrieved mother publishes partial picture of 10-year-old's caned buttocks

South Africa/Schools - June 2013
Parents bribed by sex pests (illustrated)
Also complaints against teachers about CP: picture shows boy being caned in class

South Africa/Schools - October 2013
Outrage over teacher abuse (illustrated) (with video clip)
13 senior schoolgirls caned on the hands

Sri Lanka flag SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka/Judicial - September 2013
Public caning to be proposed
Government minister, concerned about child abuse and rape, will submit idea to parliament

Swaziland flag SWAZILAND

Swaziland/Schools - June 2013
Teacher reported to police for giving 19 strokes
Schoolgirl, 17, "could not sit properly" after punishment

Swaziland/Schools - August 2013
Salesian pupils forced to lower trousers in corporal punishment
Headmaster delivers bare-bottom canings at Swaziland's only all-boys high school

Syria flag SYRIA

Syria/Judicial - May 2013
Video shows Syrian Islamists flogging men over illegal marriage (with video clip)
They married recently divorced women, got 50 and 40 lashes

Tanzania flag TANZANIA

Tanzania/Schools - April 2013
Public schools to continue using corporal punishment
Caning is important in enhancing students' performance by reinforcing discipline, says deputy education minister

Tanzania/Judicial - May 2013
Maasai elders resort to the 'cane' to rescue youths from city vice
"Thorough strokes of the cane" being applied in Arusha to counter drugs and alcohol

Tanzania/Judicial - October 2013
Two jailed over theft of 26m/- TTCL items
15 years in prison and 12 strokes of the cane each

Thailand flag THAILAND

Thailand/Schools - March 2013
Teacher caning student clip goes viral (with video clip)
Boy seen in video receiving punishment in class; Many Thai viewers approve

Tonga flag TONGA

Tonga/Schools - April 2013
Teenage students harshly spanked in Tonga (with video clips)
Video taken in 2011 shows mass caning by prefects of boys aged 13 to 17


UAE/Schools - May 2013
Teachers regret lack of discipline
Ban on corporal punishment has taken away their authority, they tell National Council


UK/Schools - October 2013
The headmaster who beat me black and blue with a bamboo cane -- and why I'd like to thank him for it (illustrated)
Inspiring and charismatic 1950s disciplinarian, pictured, is recalled

UK/Schools - November 2013
Corporal punishment in Middle Ages reassessed by Leicester academic (illustrated)
Teachers were not brutal or sadistic, he says; pictures show mediaeval representations of school CP


USA/Judicial - January 2013
Columbia Falls Lawmaker Offers Pain Instead of Prison
Montana bill would allow convicts to negotiate for corporal punishment in lieu of jail

USA/Schools - January 2013
Thomas Heyward Academy headmaster retires after 37 years
1976 mass paddling in South Carolina is recalled

NC school districts cut paddling cases in half
School CP is on the way out in North Carolina: statistics

USA/Illicit - February 2013
Dollar Store Clerk Whipped Unruly Boy, Cops Say
Charged with assault for punishing 8-year-old

Tenant behind on rent whipped on bare buttocks, landlord faces charges
Former Chamber of Commerce president struck 29-year-old four times with a belt

USA/Schools - February 2013
Paddling in Schools Still Alive and Well in Georgia (with video clip)
CP being used in majority of the state's counties

North Carolina State Board of Education opposes use of corporal punishment in public schools (with video clip)
Decision does not affect the law, under which school spanking remains legal in the state

Robeson County takes the lead in corporal punishment (with video clip)
One of a dozen school districts still using the paddle in NC

Corporal punishment won't join cyberbullying measure
Oklahoma house committee rejects move to allow any teacher to use the paddle

USA/Schools - March 2013
Houston lawmaker's bill would stop 'paddling' in the classroom
Move to outlaw school CP in Texas

San Benito superintendent against bill to ban spanking at Texas schools (illustrated)
Spanking procedure described; pictures show paddle used, in close-up

Mid-South mom seeks answers after school paddling
Tennessee boy, 12, pictured, spanked for disrespect; school says all was in order

USA/Illicit - April 2013
Wacky Worship: Flogged, outcast as pagan "lord" (illustrated)
New York local politician in bribery probe, pictured taking part in weird rituals, was flogged by leaders of obscure sect

USA/Schools - April 2013
Letter: Corporal punishment in schools urged
Bring back the paddle in California, says high-school student

Paddlings in Miss. schools on decline
Official stats say incidences of school CP in Mississippi down from 58,000 in 2007-08 to 39,000 in 2011-12

Mom says daughter was bruised by school paddling
Georgia 11-year-old got three swats

Coach disciplined for paddling students
16-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl got birthday spankings in Florida

School board bans corporal punishment
No more paddling in Muscogee County, Georgia

Florida school board allows paddling students after banning practice
Reintroduction of school CP in Marion County, but only at elementary level

Joe Rogers: Board of Education v. Seat of Learning
Columnist reflects on decline of spanking in Mississippi

USA/Schools - May 2013
City to keep paddlings
Decatur in Alabama drops the idea of abolishing CP

[12 members of St. Helena High] -- Corporal punishment:
Paddling is abolished in a Louisiana school district

USA/Domestic - June 2013
Christian Domestic Discipline Promotes Spanking Wives To Maintain Biblical Marriage
Religious fundamentalists urge husbands to use CP on wives

USA/Schools - June 2013
Irving ISD's new board may bring back corporal punishment (with video clip)
Proposal to reintroduce paddling in a Texas district

Several charters say paddling part of their program
Corporal punishment a regular occurrence in Memphis school

Tangipahoa board discusses corporal punishment option
Paddling may return in a Louisiana district

USA/Judicial - July 2013
Ask the Historical Society: Cecil whipping post? (illustrated)
Last flogging in a Maryland town was in 1940 at pictured jail which still stands

USA/Schools - July 2013
LISD trustee wants paddling approved
Move to bring back CP to a Texas school district

GCCISD: No more swats!
At another Texas school district, paddling is abolished

Corporal punishment ends at Marfa ISD
Abolition of paddling at yet another Texas school district

Paddle won't be making a comeback
Failure of move to restore CP in a Tennessee school district

USA/Schools - August 2013
Some question corporal punishment at school
Paddling controversy in Tennessee

USA/Schools - September 2013
Hanging Up The Paddle (illustrated)
20 years after Washington State banned school CP, a paddle called "The Educator", pictured, hangs in former principal's garage

School news good
Same-sex rule introduced for spanking in a Texas district

To paddle or not to paddle? (with video clip)
Differing school CP policies in Birmingham area, Alabama

Spanking gets time out at SD schools
School CP is abolished in an Indiana district

USA/Schools - October 2013
Leeds Schools In Alabama Not Budging On Corporal Punishment Policy
Mother makes national fuss about paddling even though district already requires parental consent

Is paddling still a proper form of school discipline?
Question of CP raised in Tennessee

Video captures coach paddling students
Spanking of two Louisiana middle-school students was not in accordance with local policy

Spare the rod, spoil the student?
Varying paddling policies in different Tennessee districts

Paddling common outside metro Atlanta
School CP still allowed in 97 Georgia school districts

USA/Schools - November 2013
Wyoming schools can paddle students, but don't
Small state has not abolished CP, but actual usage is close to zero, say officials

Corporal punishment persists in Florida schools
But it is no longer the norm, latest statistics show

USA/Schools - December 2013
Santa Rosa schools still paddling
School CP continues in a Florida district, but some oppose it

Zimbabwe flag ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe/Judicial - February 2013
Beatrice boy to be caned for fondling girl's boobs
Court orders 15-year-old to receive three strokes

Boy to get three strokes
Caning for youth, 16, who indecently assaulted girl, 12

Teen to be caned for raping niece
14-year-old sentenced to two strokes

Zimbabwe/Judicial - March 2013
Teen to receive strokes for bedding minor
Three strokes of the cane for boy, 16

Zimbabwe/Judicial - May 2013
Boy (6) abused by male neighbour
18-year-old who forced him to take part in oral sex is sentenced to three strokes of the cane

Would-be rapist to get 5 strokes
Magistrate's court orders a caning for boy, 14

Zimbabwe/Judicial - August 2013
Boy (17) convicted of rape
Magistrate orders him to undergo four strokes of the cane

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