A recent video posted online shows Islamists flogging a man in Gaddafi’s hometown in Libya.
The flogging went on for several minutes.
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A video of bearded Islamists taking turns to flog a man in former Libyan President Muammar Qaddafi’s hometown, Sirte, has left people in the country in shock, Al Arabiya reported Saturday.
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Although it was not clear what the man had done to deserve the punishment, the floggers – who belonged to Ansar al-Shariah (Partisans of Islamic Law) – were apparently executing his sentence.
Flogging people who have committed adultery exists within Libya’s legal system, however, such a sentence has not been carried out in decades.
Although some members of anti-Qaddafi forces have joined the country’s army, others still roam around carrying weapons.