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Judicial caning reconstruction

This is a series of stills from an Australian TV documentary c.1990s showing a filmed reconstruction of a judicial caning in a Malaysian prison. Although not the real thing, it appears to have been made with the cooperation of the authorities and is believed to be authentic.

Caning trestle (A-frame) awaits
Prisoner is brought forth
Prisoner is presented to officials at desk
Can we go ahead with the flogging?
Prisoner is escorted to the caning trestle
Tying him up to the frame
His buttocks are bared
Permission to carry out he flogging?
You are sentenced to six strokes of the rotan
Caning operator takes aim
Operator delivers the first stroke
Prisoner reacts to the first stroke
Further reaction
General view of the flogging area

blob See also: Stills from a different filmed reconstruction

blob See also: First-person account of being caned in a Malaysian jail

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