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All 2014's news items so far, for all countries, in a single date sequence



January -- 9 items
February -- 15 items
March -- 8 items
April -- 11 items
May -- 18 items
June -- 8 items
July -- 12 items
August -- 8 items
September -- 9 items
October -- 10 items
November -- 14 items
December -- 6 items

January 2014

02 JAN....SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Twitter user is jailed for three months and sentenced to 80 lashes for falsely accusing a Kuwaiti pop star of adultery
Defamation accused was fan of rival pop star

07 JAN....SAUDI ARABIA: Jail, lashes for 7 Saudi men caught at mixed party with alcohol
All ordered to be whipped 99 times in front of a girls' college

07 JAN....SINGAPORE: Rapist back to old ways just months after leaving jail (illustrated)
24 strokes of the cane for 43-year-old, pictured

13 JAN....UNITED STATES: Wilkinson sheriff investigating student's paddling (with video clip)
13-year-old boy spanked at a middle school in Georgia

16 JAN....NIGERIA: Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for 'homosexual offences'
Description of whipping in packed Bauchi courtroom

21 JAN....NIGERIA: Homosexual In OAU! Student Caught Inserting Penis In Colleague's Anus, Caned 10 Times
Punished by fellow students in Osun State

21 JAN....UNITED STATES: CA court upholds mother's right to spank daughter
She was wrongly put on child-abuse database after punishing girl, 12, with wooden spoon

22 JAN....IRAN: Passion for tattoos leads to lashings in Iran
Story of tattoo artist given jail and 100 lashes

29 JAN....MALAYSIA: Jail, rotan for unlawful possession of firearms (illustrated)
30-year-old, pictured, gets six strokes of the cane and two years

February 2014

05 FEB....SAUDI ARABIA: Teacher sacked, gets jail, lashing over delinquent
90 lashes for 47-year-old

06 FEB....UNITED STATES: Paddling at Flora school leads to abuse accusation (with video clip)
Fuss over spanking of Mississippi schoolboy, 12

08 FEB....SINGAPORE: Pimp gets 7 years of corrective training (illustrated)
Plus seven strokes of the cane for 'recalcitrant' offender, 33, pictured

09 FEB....NIGERIA: Wielding Whip and a Hard New Law, Nigeria Tries to 'Sanitize' Itself of Gays (illustrated)
Long New York Times piece; re-enactment of lashes is pictured

09 FEB....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment controversy: parents, administrators divided on whether schools should allow it
Controversy in Oklahoma

13 FEB....BRUNEI: Minister briefed on punishments under Syariah Penal Code (illustrated)
Officials visit Saudi Arabia, are shown cane, pictured

13 FEB....UNITED STATES: A closer look at corporal punishment and Mississippi law (with video clip)
Debate in wake of arrest of academy headmaster

17 FEB....SOUTH AFRICA: Pupils still caned! (illustrated)
Secondary school students receive CP, pictured, for late arrival

18 FEB....UNITED STATES: Proposed bill would allow teachers to spank children up to 10 times with hand
Policy proposal in Kansas relating to both domestic and school CP

19 FEB....MALAYSIA: Vegetable seller gets 6 years and 3 strokes for snatching (illustrated)
Offender, 22, is pictured

19 FEB....UNITED STATES: Spanking bill dies in Kansas House committee
State law already allows spanking; attempt to define it more consistently is thrown out

20 FEB....UNITED STATES: Ron Sharp focuses on education
Oklahoma state senator says CP is the best discipline alternative for schools

20 FEB....US VIRGIN ISLANDS: Bullying and Corporal Punishment Bills Discussed in Senate Committee
Proposal to abolish school CP

25 FEB....MALAYSIA: Speaking out
Youngsters discuss their experiences of being spanked or caned at home

26 FEB....UNITED STATES: Paddling could return to the classroom for some Mid-South schools (with video clip)
A Tennessee school board discusses reintroducing CP

March 2014

03 MAR....BOTSWANA: Sex in prison toilet lands man in hospital (illustrated)
Prisoner, 30, pictured, given five strokes of the cane by customary court

06 MAR....NIGERIA: Public Whipping for Four Gay Nigerian Men
Aged from 20 to 22, they each received 15 strokes and were also fined

07 MAR....BRUNEI: Seven armed robbers get jail, whipping
Six of them are ordered to receive 12 strokes of the cane each

13 MAR....UNITED STATES: Arlington School Board Approves Corporal Punishment (with video clip)
Reintroduction of paddling in a Tennessee district

14 MAR....SINGAPORE: Life term, 24 strokes for killing girlfriend (illustrated)
Severe corporal punishment ordered for prison officer, 48, pictured

16 MAR....UNITED STATES: Santa Rosa schools to eliminate corporal punishment
Decision to end paddling in a Florida district

20 MAR....NIGERIA: 4 vagrants get strokes of cane for criminal trespass
Twentysomethings sentenced to five strokes each, received punishment immediately at court

26 MAR....LEBANON: Lebanon principal sacked for caning students (illustrated)
Student is pictured being illegally punished on soles of feet

April 2014

01 APR....UNITED STATES: Please don't tell Daddy
Columnist recalls Texas school CP in 1938: girls rulered on hands, boys paddled on bottom

05 APR....MALAYSIA: Malaysia's love for the cane is questioned (illustrated)
Malaysian parents arrested in Sweden for caning their children; family is pictured

08 APR....UNITED STATES: Why Are Black Students Facing Corporal Punishment in Public Schools?
Immensely long piece in left-wing magazine concedes the racial disparity applies equally to other punishments

11 APR....MALAYSIA: Youth gets 31 years, 30 strokes of cane for burglaries
Offender, 24, is shown being escorted through court precincts

14 APR....UNITED STATES: Concerns Raised About Corporal Punishment in North Central Florida Schools
Paddling statistics given for certain districts

16 APR....UNITED STATES: No spanking in schools across Missouri under lawmaker's proposal
State legislator wants to abolish the paddle

22 APR....UNITED STATES: School Board votes to ban paddling
No more school CP in a Florida district

23 APR....SINGAPORE: Tough regimen in Boys' Home includes caning on the spot
Fighting is a major reason for CP in the boys' reformatory

24 APR....UNITED STATES: Missouri lawmakers debate ban on corporal punishment in schools (with video clip)
Plan opposed on the ground that it should be left up to local school districts

29 APR....MALAYSIA: Youth gets 10 years, 10 strokes for causing woman grievous hurt (illustrated)
21-year-old culprit is pictured

29 APR....SINGAPORE: Singapore's caning punishment
A view of JCP from nearby Thailand

May 2014

01 MAY....UNITED STATES: Teacher reprimanded for spanking student on birthday (with video clip)
Fuss at a high school in North Carolina over what students saw as a joke

01 MAY....ZIMBABWE: Boy (17) forces girlfriend to have group sex
Court orders him to receive five strokes of the cane

04 MAY....UNITED KINGDOM: Don't let children destroy our society
Columnist attacks "lunatic championing of children's rights", calls for respect for parents' right to discipline their offspring

05 MAY....UNITED STATES: Teachers: the short end of the stick, the long end of the paddle
Writer recalls 1960s Florida school paddlings

05 MAY....ZAMBIA: Bring back corporal punishment in schools -- Mutelo urges
It would help put an end to moral decay among youths, says human rights coordinator

06 MAY....NIGERIA: Trader, 26 Bags 12 Strokes For Stealing Shoes At Abuja Mosque
Caning was administered straight away

09 MAY....SINGAPORE: 2½ years' jail and caning for Little India rioter (illustrated) (with video clip)
33-year-old, pictured, joined in mob attacking police, gets three strokes

11 MAY....NIGERIA: Boy, 16, receives 30 strokes of cane for stealing phones
Punishment carried out at village square by local youths

13 MAY....KENYA: Village where 20 strokes of cane are used to fight illicit beer menace (illustrated)
Local elders impose public flogging; pic shows drunk being rounded up by police

16 MAY....UNITED STATES: How some major legislation fared in the Missouri General Assembly
Attempt to ban school CP fails

18 MAY....INDONESIA: When rape victim faces whipping
Case of woman sentenced to public caning for adultery

18 MAY....INDONESIA: Langsa stands out for its public caning sentences (illustrated)
Interesting facts about JCP in Indonesia; platform used is pictured

20 MAY....UNITED STATES: FC School Board votes to keep corporal punishment
A Tennessee district decides to carry on paddling

21 MAY....UNITED STATES: Amory considers change in paddling, electronics policies
A Mississippi district mulls allowing ordinary class teachers to use CP as well as principals

22 MAY....UNITED STATES: Corporal Punishment Ends in McDowell Schools
No more paddling in a North Carolina district

27 MAY....SINGAPORE: Molester gets four years' jail and caning (illustrated)
Bangladeshi national, 29, pictured, ordered to be given nine strokes

30 MAY....AUSTRALIA: Is this the Young Liberal vision for Canberra?
Political group wants to restore caning in private schools

30 MAY....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment: Suwannee schools ranked highest in state two consecutive school years
Paddle proves a popular choice for students and parents in a Florida district

June 2014

02 JUNE....ZIMBABWE: No more beating pupils as govt bans corporal punishment
Education minister announces administrative ban, but school caning still on the statute book

06 JUNE....MALAYSIA: College student whipped in court for two counts of rape (illustrated)
06 JUNE....MALAYSIA: College student caned in open court for raping girlfriend
19-year-old, pictured, receives 8 strokes of the juvenile cane in front of judge, parents and reporters

07 JUNE....MALAYSIA: Pelajar kolej disebat dalam mahkamah [College student whipped in court] (illustrated)
Diagram of courtroom shows how it was done

12 JUNE....BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: Removing CP from schools a bad idea -- Bishop John I. Cline
Islands government is proposing to outlaw corporal punishment

19 JUNE....MALAYSIA: Three years' jail, two strokes for cheating (illustrated)
Culprit, 23, is pictured

24 JUNE....UNITED STATES: Judge dismisses charges in school paddling case (with video clip)
Headmaster of Mississippi academy is cleared of assault

29 JUNE....ZIMBABWE: Binga school dropout rapes girl (10)
Magistrate orders 16-year-old to receive six strokes of the cane

July 2014

08 JULY....NIGERIA: 2 men sentenced to 7 lashes each for public nuisance
Offenders aged 18 and 23 could not explain why they were frequenting criminal black spot

10 JULY....SINGAPORE: NSF who molested woman sentenced to 30 months jail and three strokes of the cane (illustrated)
Convicted serviceman, 22, is pictured

14 JULY....UNITED STATES: Oklahoma among 19 states that still allow paddling in public schools, but most districts don't (illustrated)
Includes picture of a paddle and map of US paddling states

15 JULY....AUSTRALIA: Government expert Kevin Donnelly backs corporal punishment in schools (with video clip)
If done properly and if the community supports its use, he says

15 JULY....UNITED STATES: Oklahoma: 1 of 19 states to allow paddling in schools
11,136 paddlings in a recent year; parental opinions differ

16 JULY....AUSTRALIA: Pyne passes caning question to states
Not a matter for federal government, but nobody is rushing to bring it back in practice

17 JULY....AUSTRALIA: Glare on cane-using schools
Two private schools in Perth still deploy CP

17 JULY....UNITED STATES: Judge tells young Detroit man he needed a beating (illustrated)
19-year-old, pictured, who said his father wasn't around, pleaded guilty to assault

21 JULY....UNITED STATES: Spanking 'reasonable use of force', court rules in Suffolk case
NY state appeals court overturns Family Court's ruling against father

21 JULY....ZIMBABWE: Boy to be lashed for rape
16-year-old sentenced to five strokes of the cane

22 JULY....AUSTRALIA: Retired school principal says cane was effective punishment and should be brought back
The system worked extremely well, he says

26 JULY....ZIMBABWE: Juvenile rapist's sentence baffles villagers
Boy, 17, ordered to receive five strokes of the cane; term of imprisonment is suspended

August 2014

05 AUG....UNITED STATES: School board cuts corporal punishment rule
No more paddling in a North Carolina district

08 AUG....SINGAPORE: Ex-firefighter gets jail, caning for vandalism (illustrated)
Graffiti vandal, 23, pictured, is ordered 3 strokes of the cane and two months in prison

08 AUG....SINGAPORE: Thug wanted to break woman's legs for $6,000 (illustrated)
Six years, six strokes, a fine and a driving ban for 35-year-old, pictured

11 AUG....UNITED STATES: Ground rules addressed at Vilonia's junior/senior orientation
Arkansas high school promises corporal punishment when necessary

23 AUG....SINGAPORE: Drug courier's lawyer challenges caning sentence
He quotes 1872 legislative debates in attempt to show that JCP is unconstitutional

28 AUG....ZIMBABWE: Cartoon loving thief to be flogged
Six strokes of the cane for 14-year-old who broke into homes and stole

30 AUG....SINGAPORE: 'Anti-govt' graffiti: Second man jailed
Three strokes of the cane for 21-year-old in further aftermath of vandalism case

31 AUG....ZIMBABWE: Juvenile assaults stepmum for "selling out"
Court orders boy, 17, to receive two strokes with a rattan for assault

September 2014

04 SEP....ZIMBABWE: Boy in trouble for smashing bus
Court orders 16-year-old delinquent to receive a five-stroke caning

10 SEP....UNITED STATES: 7th grade student spanked at school (with video clip)
Mother consented to the punishment but did not expect to see bruises

15 SEP....UNITED STATES: East Texas schools use corporal punishment as last resort
Some paddling statistics from various school districts

15 SEP....UNITED STATES: Corporal Punishment Continues In Many Texas Schools
Information from some districts in North Texas

17 SEP....UNITED STATES: Different generations discuss the evolution of corporal punishment (with video clip)
Adrian Peterson case provokes debate about parental spanking

18 SEP....UNITED STATES: What do E. Texas parents think of corporal punishment in school (illustrated) (with video clip)
Many districts still allow paddling; a punishment paddle is pictured

21 SEP....UNITED STATES: Adrian Peterson whips open corporal punishment debate (with cartoon)
But what Peterson did is not normal CP, writer points out

25 SEP....UNITED STATES: Don't rush to judge parents who use a switch
Parenting practices vary widely and we should beware of cultural bias, notes columnist

27 SEP....INDONESIA: Caning for extra-marital sex in Aceh
New law extends Islamic JCP to cover sexual offences

October 2014

01 OCT....UNITED STATES: After Being Bruised, Morrilton High School Student Wants School Spankings to Stop (with video clip)
Arkansas boy, 15, chose the paddling over detention

07 OCT....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment drops in Middle Tennessee (extract)
Paddling statistics from various midstate school districts

09 OCT....RUSSIA: Militant commanders punish Cossack fighters (with video clips)
CP introduced for Russian-backed irregulars in Eastern Ukraine; video shows whippings in progress

17 OCT....MALAYSIA: Youth gets seven strokes of the cane for rape of girlfriend (illustrated)
Offender, 19, is pictured entering courtroom for his caning

20 OCT....UNITED STATES: Madison County schools end paddling
No more CP in a N. Carolina district

20 OCT....UNITED STATES: Paddling can be effective in certain circumstances
Situation in a Texas school district

20 OCT....UNITED STATES: Should corporal punishment be administered in public schools?
Discussion of opinions in a Texas school district

25 OCT....MALAYSIA: 10 years and whipping for raping girl, 12 (illustrated)
42-year-old, pictured, sentenced to four strokes of the rotan

28 OCT....UNITED STATES: Board: No more spanking in schools
A Florida district puts the paddle away

29 OCT....UNITED STATES: Spanking in school: Southern states top the list (extract) (illustrated)
Situation in East Texas and adjacent part of Louisiana; a paddle is pictured

November 2014

04 NOV....MALAYSIA: Two armed robbers get jail, whipping (illustrated)
Offenders, 31 and 21, pictured, are ordered to receive three strokes of the rotan each

04 NOV....SINGAPORE: Anti-human-trafficking laws passed in Parliament
From now on, caning is part of the penalty for human trafficking

05 NOV....UNITED STATES: CPS concludes BJHS child abuse investigation; AP cleared
Texas junior-high student already had a bruise, chose a spanking over ISS; parental complaint rejected

07 NOV....SINGAPORE: He robs man of $85 after losing $3,000 gambling (illustrated)
33-year-old, pictured, gets 42 months' jail and 12 strokes of the cane

13 NOV....MALAYSIA: Mandatory caning sentence for agents of illegal foreign workers proposed
8,481 prisoners were sentenced to caning last year, most of them foreigners

13 NOV....UNITED STATES: School Officials Split on Spanking in School (with video clip)
Debate on CP views and CP practice in Florida

18 NOV....MALAYSIA: Youths whipped in Court as part of sentence
Gang robbers, 19 and 20, cried out in pain as they were held bent over courtroom table for 7 and 8 strokes

18 NOV....UNITED STATES: BISD looks to change punishment policy (with video clip)
A Texas district considers abolishing the paddle

19 NOV....UNITED STATES: Should Arkansas schools still use corporal punishment? (with video clip)
Differing practice and statistics in some paddling districts

20 NOV....NIGERIA: Court flogs driver for stealing TV, iPad
Six strokes of the cane for 26-year-old thief

23 NOV....MALAYSIA: Prison counsellor cautions against haphazard caning
Shocked by public caning of gang robbers but lawyers are in favour

23 NOV....UNITED STATES: Texas holds tight to tradition on school spankings (with video clip)
Map and stats showing it is mainly a rural phenomenon

24 NOV....MALAYSIA: Accused's lawyer defends public caning
She applied for it as part of plea bargain; "whipping of youthful offenders in court is quite common"

25 NOV....UNITED STATES: When Is Corporal Punishment Okay At School? (with video clip)
Mother complains about paddling of 11-year-old, says she signed "no-paddle" form

December 2014

07 DEC....UNITED STATES: Paddle experience
Letter describes punishment in Texas high school

09 DEC....BARBADOS: Place for the strap, says doc
Psychologist says the idea that CP teaches students to be violent is "utter and complete nonsense"

11 DEC....INDONESIA: East Java: Three students caught drunk caned at (moderate) Muslim school
Fuss over public flogging filmed three years earlier

19 DEC....US VIRGIN ISLANDS: Corporal punishment, truancy bills fail to make it out of Rules Committee
Senate kills abolition attempt

22 DEC....NIGERIA: Court flogs applicant for attempting suicide at Dawaki
Man of 26 gets 10 strokes of the cane

29 DEC....NIGERIA: Security guard flogged for stealing generator
Court orders a 15-stroke caning for thief, 35

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