A group of states has announced they will impose a maximum 10 lashes each on their citizens for a total of 70 lashes each.

    The measures come after the Supreme Court struck down the state’s strict laws on lashes, which were passed amid criticism of the practice from human rights groups.

    The United States, China, Japan, the Philippines, India, and Vietnam are among the countries that have imposed the ban.

    In the United States and Japan, where the law was passed, the government has said the law would not prevent the lashes.

    The bill will also be applied to foreigners who are living in the U.S. and those who have been arrested for committing crimes in the United Kingdom or elsewhere in the world.

    The law, signed on Saturday by the governor of New York, will apply to all people over the age of 18 who are not residents of New Jersey.

    In China, where a state of emergency was declared earlier this month, officials have said that if a person is convicted of a crime, they must undergo 10 lashes.

    A law in the Philippines has been in effect since October, but officials have been saying it will not be enforced.

    Authorities in Japan and the United Arab Emirates have also issued orders prohibiting citizens from leaving the country for a period of more than 60 days, and have urged the United Nations to take action.

    In India, the nation’s parliament has passed a measure that imposes a maximum of two lashes on a convicted adult.

    A similar bill was passed in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, and the government said it would impose the same amount on its citizens if they were convicted of any crime.

    In Myanmar, officials said they would apply the law to people who are convicted of certain offenses, including murder, rape, and drug trafficking. 

    The New York Times reported on Sunday that the government is considering issuing the law, which would go into effect next month.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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