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

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

CP Archive - 2018

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Botswana flag BOTSWANA

Botswana/Judicial - July 2018
Trespassing teenager whipped (illustrated)
"Three strokes of the cane on his bare buttocks" for 18-year-old, pictured

Canada flag CANADA

Canada/Illicit - March 2018
Halifax taekwondo grandmaster suspended over caning (illustrated)
Yet neither the student nor his parents complained about it

Parents say taekwondo master's caning of student caused harm to other kids (with video clip)
More fuss over punishment of 17-year-old martial arts student; he speaks to the camera

Indonesia flag INDONESIA

Indonesia/Judicial - April 2018
Indonesia's Aceh to take caning indoors after backlash
Provincial government changes policy after canings in front of a baying mob attract international criticism

Malaysia flag MALAYSIA

Malaysia/Judicial - May 2018
Foreigner gets 15 years' jail, 3 strokes for hurting former employers (illustrated)
21-year-old, pictured, is sentenced to a caning

Malaysia/Judicial - June 2018
Drug trafficking: Duo get life jail, whipping
30 strokes of the cane for a 30-year-old and 15 strokes for a 22-year-old

Malaysia/Judicial - August 2018
Two women in Malaysia sentenced to caning for having sex
Ruling by sharia court in conservative state of Terengganu

Malaysia/Judicial - September 2018
Domestic laws not bound by UN treaties, PAS MPs say after Shariah caning backlash
Politicians defend caning of women

Syariah caning milder than corporal punishment in schools -- Terengganu MB
People should stop confusing religious "caning" with criminal flogging, says state governor

Malaysia/Judicial - November 2018
Man jailed for sexual assault on two boys (illustrated)
And four strokes of the cane for 31-year-old, pictured

Corporal punishment to be maintained
There are no plans to abolish judicial caning, says government

Nigeria flag NIGERIA

Nigeria/Schools - February 2018
Experts urge teachers not to flog school girls
And Nasarawa State abolishes school CP

Nigeria/Judicial - July 2018
Two mechanics get 10 strokes of cane each for assaulting police officer
Corporal punishment for pair aged 19 and 20

Nigeria/Judicial - November 2018
I Got N1,000 From the N2220,000 Proceeds of Theft -- 13-Year-Old Convicted Burglar
Court sentences boy to four strokes of the cane

Philippines flag PHILIPPINES

Philippines/Judicial - May 2018
Poll violators face paddles (illustrated)
Army promises election offenders a spanking with paddles, pictured

Singapore flag SINGAPORE

Singapore/Judicial - March 2018
Youth gets 10 years' jail, 12 strokes of the cane for rape and sexually violating teenage girls
Serious punishment for 18-year-old school dropout

Life term and 18 strokes for man who snatched cop's revolver and fired three shots (illustrated)
Delivery man, 26, pictured, sentenced for having a firearm in scuffle with police

Singapore/Judicial - April 2018
Youth who sexually preyed on more than 10 young victims gets 16 years' jail and 15 strokes (illustrated)
Offender, 20, pictured twice, attacked young girls

Ex-gang leader, 25, gets 28 years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane for underage rape (illustrated)
Rapist, pictured, repeatedly violated girl of 13

Singapore/Judicial - July 2018
Jail, cane for repeat offender convicted of extortion (illustrated)
Four years and three strokes for 21-year-old, pictured

Singapore/Judicial - October 2018
Yoga teacher gets caning, longer jail term for molesting student after prosecution appeals (illustrated)
26-year-old, pictured, is ordered to undergo three strokes of the cane

Singapore/Judicial - November 2018
Waiter who took part in fatal attack outside St James Power Station gets jail and six strokes of cane (illustrated)
Offender, 28, is pictured

South Africa flag SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa/Schools - October 2018
Durban teacher in 'big trouble' after caning video goes viral (illustrated)
Grade 11 educator is seen punishing students on hands with a length of thin pipe

Inanda pupils call for return of corporal punishment
Our schoolmates are out of control and have become violent, say students from 20 schools

Sri Lanka flag SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka/Schools - August 2018
Sri Lanka Deputy Minister wants school children caned
Restoring CP the only way to establish discipline, he says

Thailand flag THAILAND

Thailand/Schools - November 2018
Schoolboy whipping investigated (illustrated)
Student, 12, shows bruises on his behind after 10 strokes of the cane


UK/Judicial - August 2018
Whipped and sentenced to hard labour for stealing books, rabbits and celery (illustrated)
Real-life Artful Dodger gang of Victorian child criminals are seen in newly-unearthed police mugshots from the 1870s


USA/Schools - January 2018
District Bans Paddling After Teacher Dragged Student by Hair
Illogical non sequitur by a school board in Mississippi

USA/Schools - March 2018
These Kentucky schools still spank kids who misbehave. Is it time for that to end?
Legislation to ban school CP is tabled in a state with only 334 paddlings in latest year

Watson Chapel School Board votes to arm guard
An Arkansas district banned the paddle in 2015

Attorneys: Judge should drop Attalla administrator's felony child abuse charges
Paddling at an Alabama middle school is recounted in court

Teacher cleared in corporal punishment suit
Alabama 14-year-old loses case over two-lick paddling

USA/Schools - April 2018
Paddling is legal in Alabama, but some teachers arrested for excessive force
This despite 1995 law making teachers immune from legal action for spanking students

Supers: Paddling rarely used
More news from Alabama: CP statistics for certain school districts

Gov. Haslam signs corporal punishment reporting bill into law
New Tennessee law allows State to collect school districts' paddling statistics

The Power Of The Paddle (with video clip)
CP is at the choice of the students in a Mississippi high school

USA/Schools - May 2018
Nearly 100,000 K-12 Students Still Spanked or Paddled at School, Data Show
'Education Week' looks at the latest CP statistics

Texas has 2nd largest number of school spankings in U.S.
About 4,000 schools in the state still wield the paddle; most, but not all, are in rural areas

USA/Judicial - June 2018
Judge gave boys a choice, jail or a whipping (illustrated)
Two 17-year-olds accept offer of CP instead of jail in Kentucky, 1968; judge is pictured

USA/Schools - June 2018
County schools update policy, student handbook
An Alabama district clarifies its rules on informing the parents of paddled students

Several new education laws to go into effect July 1
Tennessee permits CP of disabled students with written consent of parents

USA/Schools - July 2018
Holmes County School District bans corporal punishment
No more paddling in a Mississippi district

USA/Schools - August 2018
Parents wanted these NC schools to keep spanking their kids. But it's stopping anyway
One district abandons the paddle, leaving only one CP district remaining in the state

Robertson County Schools bans spanking, corporal punishment
No more paddling in a Tennessee district

Newport School District Annual Report
50% of parents in an Arkansas district agree to the use of CP

USA/Schools - September 2018
Tracy residents pay tribute to Marben (illustrated)
A Minnesota high-school principal is remembered with a huge paddle

Yes, corporal punishment is still legal in most Alabama schools
Overview of the school spanking situation in AL

Parents express mixed views on new paddling policy at local school
A K-9 charter school in Georgia introduces CP

Laurens County School District sees decline in paddling cases
Fewer instances of CP in a Georgia district

USA/Schools - October 2018
BOE votes to ban corporal punishment in schools
No more paddling in a Tennessee district

Graham County Schools End Corporal Punishment (illustrated)
Decision brings paddling in North Carolina to an end; high-school principal's paddle is pictured

USA/Schools - December 2018
Use of corporal punishment should be local choice
School paddling at issue in Kentucky

Zimbabwe flag ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe/Judicial - January 2018
Rapist teenager to get whipping
Four strokes of the rattan cane for a 17-year-old who raped girl of 10

Zimbabwe/Judicial - February 2018
Boy (15) to be caned for rape
He is sentenced to four strokes in the central prison

Zimbabwe/Schools - December 2018
Ministry raps Masvingo school for caning pupils
79 boys punished in late-night CP session, partly captured on video

Govt to introduce free education
Plus proposal to outlaw school CP

Govt, teachers differ on corporal punishment
Teachers' union, and some parents, are against proposed ban on caning

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