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Estonian Sergeant Major escapes the cane

New court hearing Saturday.

Estonian Senior Sergeant Major Andrei Korol’s 80-stroke caning sentence has been annulled, but he cannot leave the United Arab Emirates (UAE) yet until a new court hearing takes place Saturday.

Korol, serving with the Estonian de-miners was convicted of alcohol consumption and harassing a female police officer. Korol received a four-month prison sentence, but he appealed to the court for another punishment. The court then chose 80 strokes with a cane.