Officials in the ultra-conservative Indonesian town of Banda Aceh have pledged to give him the rest of his sentence after he recovers.
Roni had already served six months in prison before the beating, which had reduced his sentence from 175 to 169 – one for each month behind bars.
When he was whipped 52 times he was found on his right back, there were heavy blisters, if he continued and was hit with the same blows, the blood vessels could burst and bleed, “said the one of the doctors at IDN Times.
“It is better to postpone it until the recovery is good and the convict can be punished again.” ”
Roni was whipped alongside five people who had been convicted of gambling and received eight canes each.
The whip is used to punish a variety of crimes in Banda Aceh, Indonesia’s most conservative province, and the only one to base its legal system on Sharia law.
Drinking, having an affair, and same-sex relationships can also be punished with whipping under the legal system.