In the Muslim world they sometimes issue very harsh sentences to prisoners. In countries like Saudi Arabia, it is not uncommon to receive the death sentence for not so severe offences.
Christians are also often subjected to such sentences. Many are in prison for years without being tried in court.
Sometimes they will be punished by 80 or 100 lashes and in a recent case, a fine of 900 lashes was handed down to a Christians prisoner. This is over and above much abuse inside the prisons.