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Several Acehnese politicians have also taken up the issue. This sudden controversy over the bond certificates seems a mere symptom of continuing deep-rooted bad feelings against the central government. The situation in Aceh today could probably be described as a mini Charles Dickens setting: "It ... money
On April 12, Aceh's governor Irwandi Yusuf signed a new rule to ban the whipping of criminals in public. Under the new rules, it is forbidden to record people being caned with a rattan stick -- crowds often film the spectacle on smartphones -- and only journalists and adults can witness the ... Indonesia

Humiliated but compliant, the couple sat on the edge of a well in Kayee Lee, a village in the Indonesian province of Aceh, as the liquid ran off them in thick black streams. By the time Roswati arrived at the scene, about 70 people had gathered to watch her son and his girlfriend being publicly shamed in ... citizens sharia law
AFPBANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AFP-Jiji) -- A group of amorous couples and accused sex workers were publicly whipped for breaking Islamic law in Indonesia's ACEH on Friday, just a week after the province pledged to move the widely condemned practice indoors. More than a thousand people, ...
BANGKOK:The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has not discounted the possibility that a boat ferrying a group of Rohingya which landed in Aceh today, was the same vessel sighted near the Phang Nga waters in southern Thailand, two days ago. Since its detection near the Phang Nga waters, the wooden boat ...
Aceh's Governor Irwandi Yusuf signed an agreement on Thursday with federal Law Minister Yasonna Laoly to implement the regulation, which also bans children from watching cannings and any filming of the punishment. “The aim of holding the caning inside prison is to prevent it from being watched by ...

Banda Aceh, (ANTARA News) - Mata Ie Geophysics Station in Aceh Besar District has installed seven sensors that are directly connected to the satellite, spokesman ... Situated on the Great Sumatran Fault or the Semangko Fault, Aceh becomes one of the provinces with high seismic activities in the country.
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's conservative Aceh province will no longer allow canings for violations of Shariah law to be carried out in public, its governor said Thursday, apparently in response to international condemnation of the caning last year of two men for gay sex that damaged ...
Indonesia's conservative Aceh province will no longer allow canings for violations of Shariah law to be carried out in public, apparently in response to international ... Human Rights Watch dismissed the change to indoor whipping as cosmetic and called for Aceh to abolish caning and the laws that allow it.
The conservative Indonesian province of Aceh will no longer conduct the Shariah punishment of caning in public, its governor said Thursday. The displays had become public spectacles, attended by hundreds of onlookers cheering and filming the proceedings. The decision is reportedly in response to ...
BANDA ACEH, INDONESIA (AFP) - Indonesia's Aceh province will stop whipping criminals in public after a wave of international condemnation of the practice, local officials said on Thursday (April 12). The conservative region on Sumatra island - the only place in Muslim-majority Indonesia that follows ...
Indonesia's conservative Aceh province will no longer allow canings for violations of Shariah law to be carried out in public, its governor said Thursday, apparently in response to international condemnation of the caning last year of two men for gay sex that damaged Indonesia's moderate image.
Stranded Rohingya rescued by Aceh fishermen This picture taken on April 5, 2018 shows a small boat (front) on which five Rohingya Muslims were rescued by Indonesian fishermen after they were stranded at sea for almost almost three weeks, in Banda Aceh. (Agence France -Presse/Ilyas Ismail) ...
Secular Indonesia is predominantly Muslim but ultra-conservative Aceh is the only province to follow sharia, or Islamic law, and criminalise gay sex. Indonesia's parliament is currently debating revisions to the national criminal code that could criminalise all sex outside marriage, including same-sex ...
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) of Aceh Province has shot to death a man suspected to be a drug dealer on Thursday night. Two other suspects were arrested. Aceh Province BNN staff Amanto said that the suspect, M (33), is from Medan, North Sumatra. “We had to take firm ...
Transgender women in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province are losing their jobs and incomes in the wake of police raids that saw several beauty salons shut down. Several salons in northern Aceh remain closed more than a month after the raids, and some trans women who worked there have fled to ...
"Your jeans are too tight. And you should be wearing a longer blouse." It sounded like something my mother would say when I was a teenager, telling me how I should or shouldn't dress. But those were the words of a police officer in Aceh, Indonesia's most conservative province. Aceh is the only province ...

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The central government has warned the Aceh administration against introducing beheading as a punishment for murder under its sharia law system, saying the province did not have the legal authority to do so. The administration's plan to ...
Amnesty International has condemned a plan by authorities in Indonesia's Aceh province to introduce beheading as a punishment for murder. In a statement on Thursday, Amnesty called on the local government to drop the plan to implement the form of execution. "The Aceh administration cannot use its ...
"The Aceh administration cannot use its special autonomous status in order to introduce laws and policies that flagrantly violate human rights." The Sharia Government in Aceh revealed it was considering the introduction of beheading, in order to reduce the number of murders in Aceh. The Government said ...
The conservative Indonesian province of Aceh, which already carries out public caning of gay people, adulterers and gamblers, is considering the introduction of beheading as a punishment for murder, a top Islamic law official has said. Syukri M Yusuf, the head of Aceh's shariah law and human rights office ...
Man, transgender person nabbed in Aceh for allegedly having sex A convicted man is caned for violating Qanun Jinayat at the Rukoh Mosque in the Syiah Kuala subdistrict of Banda Aceh regency on March 1. (Antara/Irwansyah Putra) ...
JAKARTA, NNC - A total of 36 villages in Juli Sub-district and 21 villages in Peusangan Siblah Krueng Sub-district, Bireuen Regency of Aceh Province have received Village Funds and Village Fund Allocation. Although the Village Funds have been prepared for all regencies in Aceh, hundreds of other ...
PREMIUM Discussion of the implementation of sharia in Aceh has always been related to alleged human rights abuses. Many people, especially activists, think that by criticizing sharia they can stop or change public policies in Aceh. Yet sharia in the province will remain resistant to insiders' or outsiders' ...
Heru said the joint team of BNN, National Police, and Malaysian Police (PDRM) managed to confiscate 15.05 kilograms of crystal meth and 70,000 of ecstasy pills in the first case on February 25. The drugs were seized from the Malaysian-Aceh-Medan narcotics syndicate. “It was smuggled through Penang.
Aceh couple doused with sewer water over alleged 'immoral acts' A man who was found guilty of violating one of Aceh's Islamic bylaws is caned at the Rukoh Mosque in Syiah Kuala subdistrict, Banda Aceh regency, on March 1. (Antara/Irwansyah Putra) ...
Q&A: What you need to know about sharia in Aceh Under the blue sky: The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque stands tall in Banda Aceh, Aceh province. (JP/ PJ Leo) ...
Two Christians have been publicly flogged in Indonesia for playing arcade games that authorities said violated Islamic law. Dahlan Silitonga, 61, and Tjia Nyuk Hwa, 45, were flogged six and seven times respectively in front of hundreds of spectators in Aceh province on February 27, The Guardian reported.
Christian couple caned in Banda Aceh for gambling Public domain: A man is caned in public for engaging in same-sex relations in Banda Aceh. Two men received 85 lashes each on Tuesday after the Banda Aceh Sharia Court found them guilty of sodomy. (JP/Hotli Simanjuntak) ...
Aceh, in collaboration with a company from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, will soon start a strategic hydrocarbon exploration survey in the highly prospective offshore basin off the province, which is rich in oil and gas. The exploration work will begin following a memorandum of understanding with ...
Aceh peace process: Revisiting 'white Helsinki' Helsinki Cathedral, also known as the St. Nicholas Cathedral, is a distinctive landmark of the Finland's capital. The historic Helsinki Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) was signed ...
Indonesian authorities are completely failing to protect the transgender women who were appallingly ill-treated and humiliated by police in North Aceh on January 27, some of whom have since had to go into hiding due to fears for their safety, Amnesty International Indonesia said today. Amnesty ...
PREMIUM A group of amorous couples and sex workers were publicly caned for breaking Islamic law in Aceh on Friday, just a week after the province pledged to move the widely condemned practice indoors. More than 1,000 people, including dozens of tourists from neighboring Malaysia, jeered ...
BANDA ACEH, NNC - Electricity network owned by state electricity company, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Persero) or PLN, experienced a total blackout in Banda Aceh City, Aceh Province, due to interconnection system interruption in North Sumatra Province. "Electricity in our place went off at around ...
(BANDA ACEH, Indonesia) -- Indonesia's deeply conservative ACEH province on Friday caned several unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution before an enthusiastic audience of hundreds. The canings were possibly the last to be done before large crowds in ... Prostitutes
Ethnic Chinese celebrate Lunar New Year in Indonesia's Aceh. Lunar New Year 2018 on Friday presents an occasion for the ethnic Chinese minority community in Indonesia's Aceh province to visit Buddhist temples and pray for safety and luck. Prostitutes
One woman was kicked and had a stone thrown after the raids. They also lost their jobs and employers are afraid to hire them because of police attention. Police also banned trans people from owning or working in beauty salons, which is one of the few sources of employment for trans women in Aceh. Prostitutes
Indonesian authorities are completely failing to protect the transgender women who were appallingly ill-treated and humiliated by police in North Aceh on January 27, some of whom have since had to go into hiding due to fears for their safety, Amnesty International Indonesia said today. Amnesty ... Prostitutes
Aceh – the only province in Indonesia to rule with Islamic Sharia Law – has furthered its clampdown on the LGBTI community, this time banning trans women from working in hair salons. Working in hair salons is one of the few sources of income for trans women. In Indonesia, trans women are are also ... Prostitutes
Deals struck over Aceh economic zone Deal or no deal: Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution (left) is in a serious discussion with Aceh Governor Irwandi Yusuf at the signing of five business agreements relating to the development of the Arun special economic zone in Aceh, at the Office of the ... Prostitutes
ACEH, Indonesia — Deforestation slowed last year in the Indonesian province of Aceh, home to the Leuser Ecosystem biodiversity hotspot, according to a local forest watchdog. The province, which spans 58,377 square kilometers (22,539 square miles) on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra, lost 173 ... Prostitutes
Indonesian police said on Sunday they would press ahead with an investigation into officers accused of publicly shaming transgender people in conservative Aceh province despite an angry protest against the probe. North Aceh police chief Ahmad Untung Surianata and several of his subordinates have ... Prostitutes
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia's national police chief has ordered an investigation into the detention of 12 transgender women in the province of Aceh, officials said on Friday, after reports that they were stripped, beaten and forced to cut their hair before being released without charge. Prostitutes
Protesters march with banners against the LGBT community in Banda Aceh. Photograph: Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP/Getty Images. Transgender people have been fleeing the sharia-ruled Indonesian province of Aceh amid fears of further violence, an exodus that comes in the same week the national ... Prostitutes
Minister supports hijab requirement for airline cabin crew to Aceh Several female cabin crew members of Lion Air Group don their uniforms with hijab. (Lion Air Group/via kompas.com) ... Prostitutes
The government in the Indonesian semi-autonomous territory of Aceh said Muslim female flight attendants, when flying into Aceh, must wear a hijab in accordance with the region's laws. The regional government has sent a letter to national carrier Garuda Indonesia and budget carriers, such as Malaysia's ... Prostitutes
A group of protesters holding anti-LGBT banners in Aceh, where homosexuality is illegal, in December 2017. Photograph: Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP/Getty Images. Indonesian police forcibly cut the hair of a group of transgender women and made them wear “male” clothing, authorities have said, amid a ... Prostitutes
SERAMBINEWS.COM, BANDA ACEH - Penceramah kondang asal Pekan Baru, Riau, Ustaz Abdul Somad Lc atau yang akrab disapa UAS, dijadwalkan akan kembali datang ke Aceh untuk berceramah. UAS akan datang ke Aceh minggu kedua Maret mendatang, direncanakan pada 12-13 Maret. Prostitutes
One of them was for a khamar (alcoholic drink) case that involved a non-Muslim man,” said Banda Aceh city head of Islamic Sharia Law, Evendi, as quoted by detik.com. The man was sentenced to 36 whips, but the punishment was momentarily stopped on the tenth strike after he asked for respite because ... Prostitutes
An Indonesian Christian was publicly whipped on Friday after he was caught selling alcohol, which is banned under sharia law in the conservative Aceh province. Jono Simbolon grimaced in pain as he was whipped on the back with a rattan stick on a makeshift stage outside a mosque in Banda Aceh. Prostitutes


 

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