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

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Archive - 2017

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Barbados/Schools - May 2017 New!
To Flog or Not To Flog: Expert Says Corporal Punishment Has Its Place
A criminologist says schools should retain caning


Botswana/Judicial - March 2017 New!
Captured prison escapee flogged (illustrated)
Seven strokes of the cane for 28-year-old, pictured

Man caned for disrupting police duty (illustrated)
Court orders offender, 21, pictured, to receive three strokes of the cane

Botswana/Judicial - April 2017 New!
Petty thief whipped (illustrated)
Youth, 21, pictured, undergoes five strokes of the cane at court

Botswana/Judicial - May 2017 New!
Man beats lover for having his baby (illustrated)
22-year-old, pictured, is given a four-stroke caning


Indonesia/Judicial - May 2017 New!
Indonesian men caned for gay sex in Aceh (illustrated)
Two aged 20 and 23 get 85 strokes each in public in first case of JCP for homosexuality


Malaysia/Judicial - February 2017 New!
Young robber jailed 15 years, caned (illustrated)
A two-stroke caning for a 21-year-old, pictured

Malaysia/Judicial - April 2017 New!
Unemployed man jailed 22 years for robbery (illustrated)
And six strokes of the cane for youth, 21, pictured

Malaysia/Schools - April 2017 New!
Govt has no plans to abolish corporal punishment in schools
Minister responding to pressure from UNICEF to ban caning

Malaysia/Judicial - June 2017 New!
Labourer gets 17 years, 26 strokes for rape, robbery (illustrated)
Severe punishment for 22-year-old, pictured


Nigeria/Judicial - February 2017 New!
Man to receive seven strokes for trespass, possession of stolen items
Court orders the cane for an 18-year-old

Nigeria/Judicial - March 2017 New!
Teenager flogged for stealing phone
Ten strokes of the cane for thief, 18


Singapore/Judicial - May 2017 New!
17 years' jail, 24 strokes of cane for MacRitchie rapist (illustrated)
24-year-old Bangladeshi culprit is pictured after first rape case based on new sentencing framework

Singapore/Judicial - June 2017 New!
Man gets jail, cane for helping uncle rob man of phone (illustrated)
12 strokes of the cane for robber, 29, pictured


UK/Schools - March 2017 New!
42% of Leave voters back return of caning post-Brexit
Significant minority favour reintroduction of school CP, poll finds


USA/Schools - January 2017 New!
Laurens County Schools lead state in paddling
Long interview with a Georgia district superintendent and principal

USA/Schools - February 2017 New!
School Board bans paddling
No more corporal punishment in a Tennessee district

Bill would end paddling in last of Kentucky schools
Legislative move to abolish CP in KY

At Opposite Ends Of The State, Two NC Schools Keep Paddling Alive (illustrated)
Remote North Carolina districts still using school CP; high-school principal's paddle is pictured

USA/Schools - April 2017 New!
New private school in Addis slated for 2017-18
Louisiana Christian school will require students to accept corporal discipline

USA/Schools - May 2017 New!
Report: 485 Colorado students spanked at school
CP abolition bill is defeated in Colorado State Senate

School paddling ban fails in Louisiana House
Another proposal to prohibit spanking is overwhelmingly rejected

USA/Schools - June 2017 New!
New law forbids corporal punishment for some kids
Louisiana bans school paddling for certain special-needs students

Jeff Davis Parish bans corporal punishment
No more paddling in a Louisiana school district

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