In a recent survey of victims of torture 92% were beaten while in prison. Beatings has been reported in the following countries: [Africa] Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan AJ, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania UR, Tunisia, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe. [America] Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, USA, Uruguay. [Asia] Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Iran Islamic Rep, Iraq, Israel, Korea Rep, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syrian AR, Taiwan (Rep of China). [Europe] Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Turkey, USSR, UK, Yugoslavia.
Media attention was given in 1993 to the public flogging of an Anglican bishop in the Sudan. He was convicted of adultery and received 80 lashes in accordance with Islamic law.