Libyan court orders flogging

TUNIS (Reuter) - A Libyan court has sentenced a man and a woman to 100 lashes each for adultery, a newspaper published by the Libyan Justice Ministry said.

Libya says the Koran forms the basis of its constitution but it does not normally apply the corporal punishments stipulated in the Koran, such as amputation for theft and whipping for adultery. The newspaper, al-Mizan, named the man as Said Moumen and the women as Latifa Jibril. It said they were sentenced by the Tripoli appeals court but it did not say when the trial ended or whether the sentence had been carried out.