Aceh province in Indonesia is considering the introduction of beheading as a punishment for murder.
The conservative Muslim province is known for publicly caning gays, adulterers and gamblers and applying Islamic Shariah law.
The local government has asked the Acehnese Shariah Law and Human Rights Office to research beheading as a method of execution to punish certain crimes.
Aceh is the only province in Muslim-majority Indonesia to practice Shariah law, a concession made by the central government to end a long-running war for independence.
The Acehnese can be flogged for a range of offences; from gambling, to drinking alcohol to having gay sex or relations outside of marriage.
Non-Muslims who have committed an offence that violates both national and religious laws can choose to be prosecuted under either system.
Christians and other non-Muslims sometimes choose a flogging to avoid a lengthy court process and jail term.
Courtesy : Mail Online News , Bobotoh