Estonian Sergeant Major escapes the cane
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.