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

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CP Archive - 2017

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Barbados flag BARBADOS

Barbados/Schools - May 2017
To Flog or Not To Flog: Expert Says Corporal Punishment Has Its Place
A criminologist says schools should retain caning

Botswana flag BOTSWANA

Botswana/Judicial - March 2017
Captured prison escapee flogged (illustrated)
Seven strokes of the cane for 28-year-old, pictured

Man caned for disrupting police duty (illustrated)
Court orders offender, 21, pictured, to receive three strokes of the cane

Botswana/Judicial - April 2017
Petty thief whipped (illustrated)
Youth, 21, pictured, undergoes five strokes of the cane at court

Botswana/Judicial - May 2017
Man beats lover for having his baby (illustrated)
22-year-old, pictured, is given a four-stroke caning

Botswana/Judicial - December 2017
Serial rapist gets 45-year jail term and 30 lashes (illustrated)
Severe punishment for offender, 30, pictured

Brunei flag BRUNEI

Brunei/Judicial - November 2017
Jail, caning for five Vietnamese gang robbers
Four of them get 12 strokes and 13 years each

Cameroon flag CAMEROON

Cameroon/Schools - July 2017
Secondary Students Made to Strip Naked As Corporal Punishment (illustrated)
Boys and girls stripped to their underwear, pictured, and allegedly flogged

Indonesia flag INDONESIA

Indonesia/Judicial - May 2017
Indonesian men caned for gay sex in Aceh (illustrated)
Two aged 20 and 23 get 85 strokes each in public in first case of JCP for homosexuality

Kenya flag KENYA

Kenya/Judicial - December 2017
Randy married men in Baringo whipped in public (illustrated)
Outdoor village court, pictured, gives adulterer six strokes of the cane, among other things

Malaysia flag MALAYSIA

Malaysia/Judicial - February 2017
Young robber jailed 15 years, caned (illustrated)
A two-stroke caning for a 21-year-old, pictured

Malaysia/Judicial - April 2017
Unemployed man jailed 22 years for robbery (illustrated)
And six strokes of the cane for youth, 21, pictured

Malaysia/Schools - April 2017
Govt has no plans to abolish corporal punishment in schools
Minister responding to pressure from UNICEF to ban caning

Malaysia/Judicial - June 2017
Labourer gets 17 years, 26 strokes for rape, robbery (illustrated)
Severe punishment for 22-year-old, pictured

Malaysia/Judicial - July 2017
40 lashes for drinking, 100 for sex offences: Kelantan's amended Syariah Bill goes tough on errant Muslims
New law gives stronger powers to religious courts in Kelantan, including public caning

'Caning in Islam not an act of torture'
Religious CP in Kelantan: modus operandi explained

Malaysia/Judicial - August 2017
Foreign teen gets jail, caning for statutory rape of girlfriend (illustrated)
Three strokes of the rotan for 18-year-old, pictured

Malaysia/Judicial - September 2017
Public whipping may go national, warns think tank
After adoption in Kelantan state, nationwide spread of public Islamic caning is contemplated

Malaysia/Schools - September 2017
School heads can now delegate caning to teachers
Teachers' union welcomes government minister's clarification

Malaysia/Judicial - November 2017
Soldier jailed 16 years for raping teen (illustrated)
21-year-old, pictured, also gets two strokes of the rotan

Nigeria flag NIGERIA

Nigeria/Judicial - February 2017
Man to receive seven strokes for trespass, possession of stolen items
Court orders the cane for an 18-year-old

Nigeria/Judicial - March 2017
Teenager flogged for stealing phone
Ten strokes of the cane for thief, 18

Nigeria/Judicial - August 2017
Two teenagers get 14 strokes of the cane for assaulting, injuring man
Seven strokes each for named boys aged 15 and 16

Nigeria/Judicial - September 2017
23-year-old man gets 12 strokes of cane for stealing motorcycle in Ibadan
Magistrate orders him to be punished in open court

Nigeria/Judicial - October 2017
Teenager Who Escaped Police Detention Sentenced To 40 Strokes Of The Cane (illustrated)
Plus six weeks' community service for 17-year-old, pictured

Student to receive 6 strokes of cane for offence
18-year-old punished for causing grievous hurt

Nigeria/Judicial - November 2017
Court jails teenager 8 months, 14 strokes of cane for having carnal knowledge of girl
Caning of 16-year-old is administered by a court official

Samoa flag SAMOA

Samoa/Schools - July 2017
Govt. considers corporal punishment
Education minister wants the return of caning to punish fighting by school students

Singapore flag SINGAPORE

Singapore/Judicial - May 2017
17 years' jail, 24 strokes of cane for MacRitchie rapist (illustrated)
24-year-old Bangladeshi culprit is pictured after first rape case based on new sentencing framework

Singapore/Judicial - June 2017
Man gets jail, cane for helping uncle rob man of phone (illustrated)
12 strokes of the cane for robber, 29, pictured

Singapore/Judicial - August 2017
British trio sentenced to 5-6 years with caning for aggravated molestation (illustrated)
Three twentysomethings, two of whom are pictured, get five and eight strokes

Singapore/Judicial - September 2017
Trio sentenced to jail, caning for 2014 Aljunied Crescent robbery (illustrated)
Twelve strokes each for three thirtysomething Malaysian Indians, pictured

Singapore/Judicial - November 2017
Man gets jail, cane for offences including molest and theft (illustrated)
Six strokes of the cane for 24-year-old, pictured

Company director first to face caning for illegal importation of labour
Businessman, 33, who fraudulently obtained work passes for foreign workers, is sentenced to 45 months' jail and five strokes of the cane

Car washer gets five years' corrective training and rotan for targeting two pregnant women (illustrated)
Six strokes of the cane for 31-year-old, pictured

Singapore/Judicial - December 2017
Australian gets 11 months' jail, 3 strokes of the cane for molesting 2 women at 2 Boat Quay bars (illustrated)
34-year-old company director is pictured

Man on the run for 2 years after robbing masseuse jailed and caned
Robber, 27, pictured, is awarded 12 strokes of the cane

Eswatini flag SWAZILAND (now renamed Eswatini)

Swaziland/Schools - August 2017
We're stripped, caned with a plank -- Salesian pupils
Allegations of bare-buttock canings at boys' high school

Tanzania flag TANZANIA

Tanzania/Judicial - October 2017
Four sentenced to 30 years in robbery with violence
"Bandits" also ordered to receive 12 strokes of the cane each

Tanzania/Judicial - November 2017
Two villagers jailed 60 years over robbery
The pair aged 22 and 32 will each also get 12 strokes of the cane, in two instalments


UK/Schools - March 2017
42% of Leave voters back return of caning post-Brexit
Significant minority favour reintroduction of school CP, poll finds

UK/Schools - August 2017
Spare the rod, pay the price (with cartoon)
1950s/1960s school caning and slippering recalled; "a useful and effective deterrent", says columnist


USA/Schools - January 2017
Laurens County Schools lead state in paddling
Long interview with a Georgia district superintendent and principal

USA/Schools - February 2017
School Board bans paddling
No more corporal punishment in a Tennessee district

Bill would end paddling in last of Kentucky schools
Legislative move to abolish CP in KY

At Opposite Ends Of The State, Two NC Schools Keep Paddling Alive (illustrated)
Remote North Carolina districts still using school CP; high-school principal's paddle is pictured

USA/Schools - April 2017
New private school in Addis slated for 2017-18
Louisiana Christian school will require students to accept corporal discipline

USA/Schools - May 2017
Report: 485 Colorado students spanked at school
CP abolition bill is defeated in Colorado State Senate

School paddling ban fails in Louisiana House
Another proposal to prohibit spanking is overwhelmingly rejected

USA/Schools - June 2017
New law forbids corporal punishment for some kids
Louisiana bans school paddling for certain special-needs students

Jeff Davis Parish bans corporal punishment
No more paddling in a Louisiana school district

USA/Schools - July 2017
Board approves corporal punishment as option for discipline
Reaffirmation of paddling policy in a Missouri district

Paddling to be allowed at Three Rivers ISD
Corporal punishment returns to a Texas district

MSD Revises Handbooks; Prepares For '17-18 Year
Paddling reinstated in an Arkansas school district that had dropped it

South Texas school district brings back corporal punishment (with video clip)
More about Three Rivers; high-school students on video accept the move

Bellevue ISD still using corporal punishment to discipline their students (with video clip)
School paddling "never went away" in this Texas district ...

Nacogdoches ISD votes against the use of corporal punishment
... But another TX district decides to abolish it

USA/Schools - August 2017
Coaching styles change as society, times change
But a Texas coach says the pendulum is swinging back towards corporal punishment in high-school football

USA/Illicit - October 2017
Ex-mayor "whoops tail" of accused burglar with paddle (illustrated)
Burglary suspect, 22, pictured, gets a spanking from his presumed victim

USA/Schools - October 2017
Pioneer school board discusses corporal punishment policy
Paddling up for debate in an Indiana district

Hamilton County Schools superintendent: Corporal punishment may be phased out
Controversy and statistics in Tennessee

USA/Schools - November 2017
School board bans paddling students
No more CP in a Tennessee district

Corporal punishment removed from local policy
Officials of a Texas district say spanking was not being much used anyway

Zambia flag ZAMBIA

Zambia/Schools - September 2017
Call to restore corporal punishment in Zambian schools causes controversy
"Untold indiscipline" in private and public schools since abolition of caning in 2004, says educational body

Zimbabwe flag ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe/Schools - July 2017
Minister backs corporal punishment
School caning is necessary, he says

Zimbabwe/Judicial - December 2017
Gay porn teen sodomises six
Four strokes with a rattan cane for 15-year-old schoolboy

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