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Man goes on trial accused of encouraging two boys to flog themselves during Muslim ceremony in Britain
A devout Muslim ordered two boys to flog themselves until their backs bled during a religious ceremony, a court has heard. In a British legal first, Syed Mustafa Zaidi went on trial for child cruelty after allegedly making the pair flagellate themselves with a bladed whip, as part of a ritual that is centuries old.