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RULER : News  : Chronology 2017


All 2017's news items, for all countries, in a single date sequence



January -- 1 item New!
February -- 5 items, all of which are New!
March -- 4 items, all of which are New!
April -- 4 items, all of which are New!
May -- 6 items, all of which are New!
June -- 4 items, all of which are New!

January 2017

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04 JAN....UNITED STATES: Laurens County Schools lead state in paddling
Long interview with a Georgia district superintendent and principal

February 2017

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07 FEB....NIGERIA: Man to receive seven strokes for trespass, possession of stolen items
Court orders the cane for an 18-year-old

09 FEB....UNITED STATES: School Board bans paddling
No more corporal punishment in a Tennessee district

18 FEB....MALAYSIA: Young robber jailed 15 years, caned (illustrated)
A two-stroke caning for a 21-year-old, pictured

21 FEB....UNITED STATES: Bill would end paddling in last of Kentucky schools
Legislative move to abolish CP in KY

23 FEB....UNITED STATES: 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

March 2017

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03 MAR....BOTSWANA: Captured prison escapee flogged (illustrated)
Seven strokes of the cane for 28-year-old, pictured

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

29 MAR....UNITED KINGDOM: 42% of Leave voters back return of caning post-Brexit
Significant minority favour reintroduction of school CP, poll finds

30 MAR....NIGERIA: Teenager flogged for stealing phone
Ten strokes of the cane for thief, 18

April 2017

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12 APR....UNITED STATES: New private school in Addis slated for 2017-18
Louisiana Christian school will require students to accept corporal discipline

14 APR....MALAYSIA: Unemployed man jailed 22 years for robbery (illustrated)
And six strokes of the cane for youth, 21, pictured

21 APR....BOTSWANA: Petty thief whipped (illustrated)
Youth, 21, pictured, undergoes five strokes of the cane at court

28 APR....MALAYSIA: Govt has no plans to abolish corporal punishment in schools
Minister responding to pressure from UNICEF to ban caning

May 2017

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05 MAY....BOTSWANA: Man beats lover for having his baby (illustrated)
A criminologist says schools should retain caning

05 MAY....UNITED STATES: Report: 485 Colorado students spanked at school
CP abolition bill is defeated in Colorado State Senate

08 MAY....BARBADOS: To Flog or Not To Flog: Expert Says Corporal Punishment Has Its Place
A criminologist says schools should retain caning

08 MAY....UNITED STATES: School paddling ban fails in Louisiana House
Another proposal to prohibit spanking is overwhelmingly rejected

20 MAY....SINGAPORE: 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

23 MAY....INDONESIA: 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

June 2017

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06 JUN....UNITED STATES: New law forbids corporal punishment for some kids
Louisiana bans school paddling for certain special-needs students

07 JUN....MALAYSIA: Labourer gets 17 years, 26 strokes for rape, robbery (illustrated)
Severe punishment for 22-year-old, pictured

16 JUN....UNITED STATES: Jeff Davis Parish bans corporal punishment
No more paddling in a Louisiana school district

28 JUN....SINGAPORE: Man gets jail, cane for helping uncle rob man of phone (illustrated)
12 strokes of the cane for robber, 29, pictured

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