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

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Archive - 2016

|Australia | Barbados | Botswana | Canada | China | Indonesia | Kenya | Malaysia | Namibia | New Zealand | Nigeria | Peru | Qatar | Singapore | Sri Lanka | Swaziland | Uganda | United Kingdom | United States | Zimbabwe|


Australia flag AUSTRALIA

Australia/Judicial - March 2016
Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor John Bowler wants caning for young offenders
Juvenile criminals need "a bit of a jolt", says Western Australia Labor politician

Barbados flag BARBADOS

Barbados/Schools - January 2016
Corporal punishment to reduce indiscipline
Teachers' union says schools must keep the cane

Botswana flag BOTSWANA

Botswana/Judicial - March 2016
Botswana Public Floggings Scaring Zimbabweans
Petty criminals from neighbouring Zim regularly sentenced to strokes of the cane

Canada flag CANADA

Canada/Domestic - January 2016
Straight talk on spanking laws
Campaign to maintain the legality of parental CP

China flag CHINA

China/Illicit - June 2016
Video shows China bank employees being spanked (with video clip)
Failing bank staff paddled by trainer in front of colleagues

Indonesia flag INDONESIA

Indonesia/Judicial - April 2016
Strict Indonesian province canes non-Muslim for selling booze
60-year-old Christian woman is publicly flogged

Indonesia/Judicial - June 2016
Indonesia's Aceh sees rise in public canings to enforce Islamic sharia code, Amnesty says (illustrated)
Punishment of 18-year-old woman is pictured

Kenya flag KENYA

Kenya/Schools - July 2016
Karaba calls for reintroduction of caning in schools to fight rampant indiscipline
Chairman of Senate Education Committee responds to arson reports

Caning in schools on way back
Committee of National Assembly explores ways of bringing back school CP

Malaysia flag MALAYSIA

Malaysia/Judicial - March 2016
Gang robber gets four years, eight strokes (illustrated)
21-year-old is pictured after being sentenced to a caning

Malaysia/Judicial - April 2016
Jailed, caned for raping 14-year-old student (illustrated)
Eight years in jail and six strokes of the cane for culprit, 21, pictured

Malaysia/Schools - May 2016
Rotan sellers jumping for joy over new ruling
Supplier of canes pleased with go-ahead for school CP

"Caning allowed under guidelines"
Clarification that schoolboys can be caned for serious offences

Malaysia/Judicial - June 2016
Three years, 3 strokes for two friends (illustrated)
Caning sentences for two robbers, 27 and 28, pictured

Court to cane duo in exchange for shorter jail sentence
Two 30-year-olds ask for caning, get two strokes each

Malaysia/Judicial - August 2016
Former teacher gets jail, rotan (illustrated)
Four years and a four-stroke caning for thief and crook, 36, pictured

Malaysia/Judicial - December 2016
Youth escapes gallows when charged with drug possession (illustrated)
20-year-old, pictured, sentenced to 6 years in jail and 10 strokes of the rotan

Namibia flag NAMIBIA

Namibia/Schools - September 2016
School beatings ruled illegal
High Court decides that ban on CP applies to private as well as government schools


New Zealand/Schools - January 2016
Twelve Questions: Leigh Hart (illustrated)
Comedian, pictured, describes severe canings at 1980s boarding school in Christchurch

Nigeria flag NIGERIA

Nigeria/Judicial - January 2016
Underage brothers flogged for possession of cutlass, charms
Five strokes of the cane each for two teens, six strokes for another

Boy gets 12 strokes of cane sentence for theft
12-year-old also ordered to clear the bush within court premises

Nigeria/Judicial - February 2016
Bricklayer bags 12 strokes of cane for unlawful possession of army uniform
Severe punishment for 23-year-old in Nasarawa State

Teenage student flogged over dangerous weapon possession
15-year-old sentenced to five strokes of the cane

Peru flag PERU

Peru/Judicial - July 2016
Vigilantes take the law into their own hands (illustrated)
System of unofficial local courts includes CP; whipping of young man is pictured

Qatar flag QATAR

Qatar/Judicial - June 2016
Four things to know about flogging as a punishment in Qatar
Local news report describes procedure for JCP

Singapore flag SINGAPORE

Singapore/Judicial - January 2016
Loanshark harasser crawls past CCTV cameras to avoid being seen (illustrated)
Culprit, 26, pictured, ordered to receive 12 strokes of the cane

Singapore/Judicial - February 2016
Police NSF gets 18 years' jail, 15 strokes of cane (illustrated)
Heavy punishment for National Serviceman, pictured, 23, for multiple sexual offences and extortion

Man gets jail and cane for robbing and tying up masseuses (illustrated)
Two years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane for 21-year-old, pictured

Singapore/Judicial - May 2016
Nearly 17 years' jail, 22 strokes of cane for man who raped woman thrice in public (illustrated)
Rapist, 30, is pictured

Singapore/Judicial - July 2016
Man jailed 12½ years, gets 11 strokes of cane (illustrated)
30-year-old, pictured, posed as policeman and raped 16-year-old

Singapore/Judicial - August 2016
Youth gets jail, caning for assault which killed victim (illustrated)
8 years' prison plus 24 strokes of the cane for 19-year-old thug, pictured

Singapore/Schools - October 2016
Student expelled, several caned for taking upskirt images of teacher
Seven secondary boys caned in public and nine more in private

Singapore/Judicial - December 2016
Jail, caning for attack on restaurant supervisor (illustrated)
Six strokes for 23-year-old, pictured

Sri Lanka flag SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka/Schools - October 2016
President on corporal punishment in schools
Head of State laments "disastrous" trend against use of the cane

Swaziland flag SWAZILAND

Swaziland/Schools - December 2016
Meet Mbabane Central High School's Mr. Fix It
New deputy principal gets results through stricter enforcement of corporal punishment

Uganda flag UGANDA

Uganda/Schools - May 2016
Uganda outlaws corporal punishment
Government bans school caning

Uganda/Judicial - July 2016
Caned and fined for 'having sex' with in-law (illustrated
Culprit, pictured at outdoor village court, was lashed 10 times


UK/Military - October 2016
Punishment game marines avoid prison
Junior ranks were made to spank each other's backsides with a strap

UK/Schools - October 2016
I'd give school bullies a taste of their own medicine
"Cane their bare bottoms", columnist urges


USA/Illicit - January 2016
Spanking, dehydration and ignorance of concussions: New details about Peter Nowak's Union tenure (illustrated)
Philadelphia soccer team players regularly spanked by coach, pictured

USA/Schools - March 2016
Paddling in NC schools up despite more bans
New statistics show N. Carolina bucking the downward trend

USA/Schools - April 2016
Paddling common in some Central Georgia schools
Statistics given for various districts

Laurens Schools defend paddling punishments (with video clip)
Focus on a Georgia district with over 1,000 paddlings a year

USA/Schools - June 2016
All systems go at NSD
An Arkansas school district INTRODUCES paddling

USA/Schools - July 2016
Abilene ISD eliminates corporal punishment from discipline methods for 2016-17
A Texas school district decides to abolish paddling

Policy updates given for PES, PHS
At an Arkansas high school, the choice between ISS and CP is no longer for students to make

USA/Schools - August 2016
Officials tweak discipline policy
A TX district switches from opt-in to opt-out system for school CP

Board eyes teaching program, other agreements
Another Texas school district bans the paddle

In some US schools, resistance to ending corporal punishment (illustrated)
Reports from Georgia and Alabama; paddled girl, 11, is pictured

Paulding school board appoints new member
No more spanking allowed in a Georgia school district

USA/Schools - September 2016
The paddle is still wielded in Kentucky schools, but in declining numbers (illustrated)
CP statistics for various districts, with a map

Some East Texas schools still use spanking, though corporal punishment on decline
More statistics

Another WNC school district ends paddling
Very little CP left in North Carolina

Alabama ranks third most in highest number of students paddled
One high school spanked 39% of its students, but overall the figure is falling

Tennessee school reinstates paddling policy, for boys only
Mother outraged by apparent discriminatory policy at her son's high school -- she wants girls to receive CP as well

Cheatham County votes to keep corporal punishment in classrooms
Parental pressure dissuades a Tennessee district from abolishing the paddle

USA/Schools - October 2016
Corporal punishment has value
Former school principal supports use of the paddle

Big Spring ISD approves change to corporal punishment policy
A Texas school district abolishes same-sex paddling rule

Yantis trustees bring back corporal punishment
Return of paddling to a Texas school district after some years without it

USA/Schools - November 2016
Alabama 8th-grader paddled for writing 'Trump' on blackboard, parents say
Dispute over spanking of 14-year-old boy

Superintendents support continued use of paddling
Alabama schools "upholding traditional values"

Johnson City Schools, Sullivan County districts only area systems to disallow corporal punishment of students
Statistics from some districts in Tennessee

Education secretary asks to end corporal punishment
But we do not take advice from Washington, say Texas school districts

USA/Schools - December 2016
Howell Valley: Parents question school corporal punishment policy
A Missouri school is accused of spanking students without parental consent

Arkansas Spanks: The Natural State Still Practices Public School Corporal Punishment
Paddling procedures at some school districts are described, with statistics

Corporal punishment causes controversy among Louisiana parents
But others say it is effective; statistics given for certain districts

Should corporal punishment be allowed in public schools?
More Louisiana paddling debate and statistics

Education secretary renews debate over corporal punishment
School paddling stats for certain Houston-area districts

Jefferson County School System says corporal punishment is effective (illustrated)
Parents may opt out in an Alabama district; a paddle is pictured

Zimbabwe flag ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe/Judicial - February 2016
Masvingo teenager to get four strokes for raping 5-year-old girl
15-year-old is ordered to submit to a caning at local police station

Dentist saves rapist from prison
Three strokes of the cane for offender deemed to be a juvenile after dispute over his age

Zimbabwe/Judicial - April 2016
Schoolboy sodomises Grade 1 pupil
Culprit, 17, ordered to receive four strokes with a rattan cane

Zimbabwe/Judicial - June 2016
School bullies arrested over indecent assault
Magistrate sentences two boys aged 16 and 15 to five strokes of the cane each

Court orders four strokes for 14-year-old
He raped his niece aged six

Zimbabwe/Judicial - August 2016
2 pupils to be caned for raping classmate
16-year-olds said they were driven to it by watching porn; magistrate's sentence is four strokes each

Zimbabwe/Judicial - September 2016
Grade 5 pupil up for rape
14-year-old sentenced to receive three strokes of the cane

Rape convict offered child victim 10 cents
"Five cuts with a rattan cane" is magistrate's order for youth of 17

Zimbabwe/Judicial - November 2016
Juvenile gets 4 strokes for stabbing neighbour with screw driver
Court orders a caning for boy, 16

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