According to NY Daily News, a teenager from Zimbabwe was sentenced to caning as a punishment for a picture he posted on Facebook.
The picture was of a woman he had taken from his cellphone and posted to Facebook with a caption calling her a prostitute.
When the woman, who is friends with him on Facebook, saw the post online, she contacted the police. The woman did not know the photograph was being taken.
The 17-year-old boy was convicted of “criminal insult” and was sentenced to receive two strokes of the cane.
Caning is an accepted practice for punishment in Zimbabwe.
To read more, read the article from ABC News Radio.