He was being brought up to the stage by two police officers and forced to stand while he is also handed 26 lashes.

It is believed that the images were captured in the Aceh province in Indonesia, according to the the only province that is allowed to implement Islamic Sharia law.

Aceh was granted special autonomy in 2001 and can also hand out punishments for alcohol consumption and gambling, as well as for sexual relations outside of wedlock.