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rainbow ruler : Archive : 2015


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

ALL THE ARCHIVE PAGES ARE COLOUR-CODED: GREEN background for judicial CP, YELLOW background for school CP, WHITE background for other kinds of CP (Prison, Military, Domestic, Reformatory)

CP Archive - 2015

| Afghanistan | Antigua & Barbuda | Barbados | Botswana | Canada | Fiji | France | India | Indonesia | Iran | Ireland | Jamaica | Malaysia | Nigeria | Saudi Arabia | South Africa | Singapore | Swaziland | United States | Zimbabwe | The World |



Afghanistan/Judicial - September 2015
Amnesty International Condemns Afghan Punishment For 'Adultery' (illustrated) (with video clip)
Film shows man and woman receiving a public whipping

Antigua flag ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Antigua & Barbuda/Schools - November 2015
Antonio: Corporal punishment not ruled out of National Discipline Policy
Schools will still be able to use the strap

Barbados flag BARBADOS

Barbados/Schools - January 2015
Lash them! Senator Durant for using the rod
CP should be encouraged, says cleric and politician

Wild youth
Teachers' union leaders say corporal punishment is what works for school discipline

Barbados/Schools - June 2015
Place for flogging in schools
Letter-writer supports the retention of caning to dissuade disruptive behaviour

Botswana flag BOTSWANA

Botswana/Judicial - August 2015
Lashed: Beer thief gets seven strokes of the cane (illustrated)
33-year-old, pictured, is punished with "cane on bare buttocks"

Canada flag CANADA

Canada/Domestic - May 2015
Opinion: Time and place for spanking
Parental corporal punishment can yield good outcomes, argues activist

Canada/Domestic - December 2015
Spanking is worthy discipline
Domestic CP option needs to be kept alive, opines newspaper editorial

Fiji flag FIJI

Fiji/Judicial - June 2015
Fiji to stop flogging girls who stay out late
Or wearing their hair too long or wearing shorts. But village chiefs want to retain it

France flag FRANCE

France/Domestic - March 2015
France holds back the anti-smacking tide (with cartoon)
French parents still believe in spanking their kids

India flag INDIA

India/Judicial - January 2015
'Creep' publicly spanked for harassing schoolgirls (illustrated)
Camera catches policewoman making 23-year-old bend over for a whipping in the street

Indonesia flag INDONESIA

Indonesia/Judicial - September 2015
Dozens of sharia violators caned in Aceh (illustrated)
34 offenders punished in public; caning of woman is pictured

Iran flag IRAN

Iran/Judicial - July 2015
480 sentenced to lashing in Iran city for eating during Ramadan (illustrated)
Mass punishment in Shiraz; file picture of a public lashing

Ireland flag IRELAND

Ireland/Judicial - November 2015
Mayor of Clare urges corporal punishment for criminals
It would be better than prison for rural burglars, who are "treated like royalty", he says

Jamaica flag JAMAICA

Jamaica/Schools - December 2015
Vengeance and corporal punishment not the same -- Hall
School CP is a deterrent to undesired behaviour and should be retained, says teachers' union leader

Malaysia flag MALAYSIA

Malaysia/Judicial - January 2015
Man gets nine years for posing as Johor royal (illustrated)
Fraudster, 28, pictured, is also ordered to receive 16 strokes of the rotan

Local, jailed for smartphone snatching, also given cane on appeal (illustrated)
A three-stroke whipping added to sentence for 22-year-old, pictured

Court caning of minors may end
Government proposes abolition of courts' right to cane boys on the spot

Malaysia/Judicial - February 2015
Robbers get nine years' jail caning (illustrated)
Two twentysomethings, pictured, get two strokes each

Malaysia/Schools - February 2015
Caning necessary to educate and discipline - Union
It is needed for the handful of students who are stubborn, say teachers

Malaysia/Judicial - April 2015
Riding a tiger: A floundering government indulges call to toughen Islamic law
Growing call for Sharia law in Kelantan state

No plans to review caning, says Wan Junaidi
Government will not interfere with courts' power to cane juveniles

Malaysia/Judicial - May 2015
Three jailed 14 years, whippings for robbery (illustrated)
Three twentysomethings, pictured, ordered to receive six strokes each

MH370 theft: Mechanic gets jail, rotan (illustrated) (with video clip)
Three strokes of the cane for 34-year-old, pictured

Malaysia/Judicial - June 2015
Courthouse drama as convict flees (illustrated)
26-year-old, pictured, is recaptured and sentenced to 6 years and 2 strokes

Malaysia/Judicial - October 2015
Youth jailed for robbing woman of her money (illustrated)
Six years in jail and three strokes of the rotan for culprit, 22, pictured

Caning for culprits behind illegal ads
Mayor of Kuala Lumpur wants JCP introduced for flyposting

Malaysia/Judicial - November 2015
Eight light strokes for rape of underage girl
Caning-only sentence on 18-year-old by Juvenile Court

Two youths given maximum jail sentence for rape (illustrated)
Plus heavy caning sentences for culprits aged 21 and 22, pictured

Malaysia/Judicial - December 2015
No caning of minors under amended Child Act
Government proposes to abolish juvenile judicial CP

Nigeria flag NIGERIA

Nigeria/Judicial - March 2015
Butcher caned for stealing laptops
12 strokes of the cane for housebreaker, 18

Student ordered to sweep court premises for attempting to steal
18-year-old is also ordered to be given seven strokes of the cane

Nigeria/Judicial - April 2015
Student receives six strokes of cane for stealing sandals
19-year-old stole while shop owner was at mosque

Nigeria/Judicial - August 2015
Teenager receives 5 lashes for stealing iron rods
Boy, 14, caned for robbing shop

Nigeria/Judicial - October 2015
Man sentenced to six strokes of cane for stealing car stereo
24-year-old opts for a caning rather than pay magistrates' court fine


Saudi Arabia/Judicial - January 2015
Blogger sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes (illustrated)
Flogging of activist Raif Badawi, pictured, set to go ahead

Saudi blogger receives first 50 lashes of sentence for 'insulting Islam' (with video clip)
Part of first instalment of public flogging is captured on video

UK condemns blogger flogging
Britain deplores such punishment, says Foreign Secretary

Singapore flag SINGAPORE

Singapore/Judicial - January 2015
Trio given jail, caning over rape of pub waitress (illustrated)
Three twentysomethings, pictured, are ordered to receive corporal punishment

Student from China gets jail, caning for graffiti offences
Six strokes of the cane for 21-year-old

Ringleader gets jail, caning for several offences (illustrated)
Graffiti is pictured that led to three-stroke sentence for vandal, 26

Singapore/Judicial - February 2015
Aborted air pistol bank robbery backfires on exec (illustrated)
Six strokes of the cane for 31-year-old, pictured

Singapore/Judicial - March 2015
Caning not unconstitutional: Apex court (illustrated)
Court of appeal dismisses claim by drug trafficker, pictured, upholds his 15-stroke sentence

German vandals get 9 months, 3 strokes (illustrated) (with 3 video clips)
Two youths, 21 and 22, pictured, sentenced for breaking into depot and spraying graffiti on a train, pictured

The invisible scars left by strikes of the cane (illustrated)
German report gives diagram of caning procedure, discusses JCP around the world

Same standards for everyone, says AGC of caning
Authorities reject criticism of German vandals' caning sentence

Sex predator gets 30 years' jail, maximum 24 strokes (illustrated)
31-year-old, pictured, abused 31 young boys

Man gets three years' jail, six strokes for rioting (illustrated)
Caning sentence on rioter, 21, pictured, who punched and kicked two men

Singapore/Judicial - May 2015
Man jailed, caned for molesting teen at carpark
Army sergeant, 22, receives three strokes

Serial offender broke into flats to steal, molest women (illustrated)
Train driver, 31, pictured, sentenced to five years and nine strokes of the cane

Malaysian gets 17 years' jail for robbing, raping foreign national (illustrated)
And 24 strokes of the cane for 27-year-old, pictured

Kallang Bahru rapist jailed for 13 years (illustrated)
Storeman, 24, pictured, also ordered to receive 18 strokes of the cane

Singapore/Judicial - July 2015
Ex-YOG cyclist gets jail, cane for drug offences (illustrated)
Former sports star, 22, pictured, receives five strokes

Singapore/Judicial - December 2015
Man gets jail, caning for slashing cabby (illustrated)
22-year-old, pictured, is sentenced to three strokes

South Africa flag SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa/Schools - August 2015
Youth need a beating to set them on right path
It was a big mistake removing CP from schools, opines letter-writer

South Africa/Schools - September 2015
Bloem school investigated for corporal punishment (with video clip)
Film gives brief glimpse of canings under way

Swaziland flag SWAZILAND

Swaziland/Schools - February 2015
Mayiwane head teacher admits giving pupil 15 strokes
Caning of high-school boys is described


USA/Domestic - January 2015
Sheriff's deputy called to home to witness father spanking his daughter with a paddle (with video clip)
Florida Undersheriff says he has personally supervised 12 spankings

Former little league coach arrested for spanking players
North Carolina law "allows for someone to spank someone else's child"

USA/Schools - January 2015
Another WNC school district drops corporal punishment
No more paddling in Swain County, N. Carolina

Report: Ban corporal punishment in Florida schools
But educators support it because it helps improve behavior and keeps students in class

USA/Schools - February 2015
Proposed bill would ban paddling, an option one ET district still considers (with video clip)
Tennessee politician wants to outlaw CP, but a school boss says it is effective

USA/Domestic - March 2015
Millennials like to spank their kids just as much as their parents did (illustrated)
Statistical charts show no decline in Americans' support for domestic CP

USA/Schools - April 2015
Different schools of thought on paddling
A look at the school CP situation in Florida

Natchitoches educator charged in 2nd incident at school
Louisiana Asst. Principal accused of paddling female teacher

MPISD shuffling more administrators
A Texas school district changes the rules so that administrators may spank students of opposite sex

USA/Schools - May 2015
Corporal Punishment By the Numbers (with video clip)
Paddling statistics for some Texas school districts

USA/Domestic - June 2015
Spanking Children In Massachusetts: First Ever Guidelines For Corporal Punishment By Supreme Judicial Court
It's OK if it is reasonable and does not cause physical harm

USA/Domestic - July 2015
Our view: Spanking, abuse and discipline
California newspaper takes a dim view of court sentence on man for disciplining his teenage son with a belt

USA/Judicial - July 2015
OKC social worker accused of paddling minors faces charges (with video clip)
Two Oklahoma boys 'were offered choice of corporal discipline or court appearance'

Counselors being indicted for spanking troubled youths in Boston
Eight former youth workers accused of using CP on teens at residential facility

USA/Schools - July 2015
Bush student spanking prescription resonates
Would-be presidential candidate had once praised Florida school district for its use of paddling

Paddling no longer in Lake's school code
Abolition of CP in a Florida district

System to ban corporal punishment in two schools
No more paddling in an Alabama district

USA/Schools - August 2015
School board discusses changes
A Texas school district decides to increase CP use at middle and high schools

Schools set up 'no tolerance' against fights
New paddling policy in an Alabama school district

USA/Schools - September 2015
Paddling, still allowed in Kentucky schools, a fading form of discipline
Half the state's 173 public school districts allow CP: statistics given

USA/Schools - November 2015
Man Finds School Paddle From 1968 Hidden Inside Wall in Kennewick (illustrated)
In Washington State, paddle with signed names is pictured

The strong bond that almost led Leonard Fournette to Alabama
Football stars who all felt the paddle at St Augustine High School in New Orleans

When School Feels Like Jail (illustrated)
Long article on school discipline in Mississippi; CP procedures described; picture of paddle on table in a middle-school gym class

Superintendent discusses new corporal punishment policy at parent summit
Paddling reintroduced in a Texas district as high-school students are leaving for neighbouring districts where classes are not disrupted because CP is used

Paddling students more prevalent in rural Coastal Bend school districts (illustrated)
Overview of CP policy and practice in southern Texas; a paddle is pictured

Zimbabwe flag ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe/Judicial - January 2015
High Court outlaws caning of offenders
Long tradition of juvenile JCP comes to an end

Magistrate attacks juvenile caning ban
There are many benefits to caning young offenders, he says

Zimbabwe/Schools - January 2015
Teachers demand right to cane pupils
Removal of CP is turning schools into jungles, they say

Zimbabwe/Judicial - June 2015
The return of corporal punishment in Zim
Constitutional Court provisionally overturns judicial juvenile caning ban, also OKs school and domestic CP

Zimbabwe/Judicial - July 2015
15-year-old to be caned for raping Grade 4 pupil
Three strokes for boy following restitution of JCP

Zimbabwe/Judicial - August 2015
Boy (14) to be caned for sodomy
Court orders two strokes of the cane plus suspended jail term

Zimbabwe/Judicial - September 2015
Teenager to be caned for raping niece (6)
Five strokes ordered for 18-year-old

Zimbabwe/Judicial + schools - October 2015
Corporal punishment permissible: Concourt
Question of constitutionality of JCP deferred; Court confirms that school caning remains lawful

Zimbabwe/Judicial - December 2015
Boy, 16, offers $50 lobola for pregnant girl, 13
He is sentenced to four strokes of the cane for rape


World/Judicial - February 2015
The whip, the cane and the birch
Overview of JCP history and practice in various countries

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