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February 5, 2020

Aceh ›› News & Issues
Agence France Presse - February 5, 2020

Haeril Halim, Banda Aceh – Agus plunges a wooden paddle into his coffee and marijuana-filled wok, taking care to roast just the right mix of…

January 28, 2020

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Agence France Presse - January 28, 2020

Haeril Halim, Banda Aceh – The masked woman nervously approaches her target, shuffles into position and then unleashes a flurry of lashes –…

January 23, 2020

Aceh ›› Human Rights & Justice
Kompas.com - January 23, 2020

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Aceh Truth and Reconciliation Commission (KKR) Chairperson Afridal Darmi says that responsibility for resolving…

January 11, 2020

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Kompas.com - January 11, 2020

Masriadi, Lhokseumawe – Lhokseumawe Mayor Suaidi Yahyais has asked to all cafe, restaurant, hotel and internet cafe owners in the city to limit…

January 10, 2020

Aceh ›› Conservation & Animal Rights
Mongabay - January 10, 2020

Junaidi Hanafiah, Rahmadi Rahmad, East Lampung, Indonesia – The government of the Indonesian province of Aceh, notorious for public canings…

January 7, 2020

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Detik News - January 7, 2020

Agus Setyadi, Banda Aceh – Aceh's religious leaders (ulama) believe that there is no need to build cinemas in Tanah Rencong – as Aceh is known –…

Aceh ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
Jakarta Globe - January 7, 2020

Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Sinabang in Aceh on Tuesday afternoon, causing light damage. The…

December 24, 2019

Aceh ›› Foreign Affairs & Trade
Tempo - December 24, 2019

Antara, Jakarta – Dozens of protesters from multiple communities in Aceh Province took to the streets today, December 24, voicing support for…

December 23, 2019

Aceh ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
Reuters - December 23, 2019

Heru Asprihanto, Kanupriya Kapoor, Banda Aceh, Indonesia/New York – When 12-meter (39 ft) waves slammed into Banda Aceh on the northern tip of…

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Coconuts Jakarta - December 23, 2019

There are to be no fireworks or – heaven forbid – alcohol and debauchery on New Year's Eve in two major Aceh cities, which have officially banned…

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Jakarta Post - December 23, 2019

Jakarta – Sabang City on Weh Island in Aceh – the only region in Muslim-majority Indonesia that has implemented Sharia law – has banned its local…

December 10, 2019

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Coconuts Jakarta - December 10, 2019

A public caning carried out today in Banda Aceh, the capital city of Aceh province, became the first in the city to feature a woman handling the…

December 6, 2019

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Jakarta Post - December 6, 2019

Jakarta – In two separate cases, a woman and a man in Aceh passed out on Thursday after being publicly caned as a punishment for violating the…

December 5, 2019

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Agence France Presse - December 5, 2019

An Indonesian man who fainted as he was being whipped for pre-marital sex Thursday was revived to receive the rest of his punishment before being…

November 4, 2019

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Coconuts Jakarta - November 4, 2019

Officials in the conservative Indonesian province of Aceh are outraged over a brazen protest against their religious ideals by a man, who appears…

November 1, 2019

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Jakarta Post - November 1, 2019

Jakarta – A member of the Aceh Ulema Council (MPU), which oversees the implementation of sharia in the province, was publicly caned in Banda Aceh…

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Agence France Presse - November 1, 2019

An Indonesian man working for an organisation that helped draft strict religious laws has been publicly whipped himself after he was caught…

October 27, 2019

Aceh ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
Tempo - October 27, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – Hundreds of houses in five villages in West Aceh District, Aceh Province, have been submerged by flood waters reaching a height of…

October 21, 2019

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Daily Mail - October 21, 2019

Corazon Miller – Two men accused of gambling are the latest to receive a public whipping in the capital of Indonesia's Aceh, where people are…

October 4, 2019

Aceh ›› Conservation & Animal Rights
Agence France Presse - October 4, 2019

Jakarta – Poachers who threaten endangered orangutans, tigers and other wildlife could receive up to 100 lashes under new rules in Indonesia's…

September 23, 2019

Aceh ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Tempo - September 23, 2019

Jakarta (Bisnis) – The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) stated haze caused by land and forest fires in several provinces of…

September 5, 2019

Aceh ›› Conservation & Animal Rights
Coconuts Jakarta - September 5, 2019

Aceh, the only province in Indonesia with special autonomy to enact sharia law, is often criticized by human rights activists for publicly caning…

September 3, 2019

Aceh ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Jakarta Post - September 3, 2019

Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – A group that calls itself Victims of the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law Community (PAKU ITE) has…

August 18, 2019

Aceh ›› Environment & Natural Disasters
Tempo - August 18, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – A flash flood triggered by heavy rains inundated and damaged tens of houses in South Aceh district Friday night.…

August 7, 2019

Aceh ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - August 7, 2019

Jakarta – The West Aceh regency administration has declared an emergency status in response to the severe haze that has blanketed the…

August 2, 2019

Aceh ›› Freedom of Information & The Press
International Federation of Journalists Statement - August 2, 2019

Indonesian journalist Asnawi Luwi's house was burned down, followed by an arson attack at the office of the Indonesian Journalists Association (…

August 1, 2019

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Agence France Presse - August 1, 2019

One woman begged for mercy and another sobbed uncontrollably as Indonesia's Aceh province flogged nearly a dozen people Thursday, including a…

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Channel News Asia - August 1, 2019

Lhokseumawe – Three people were publicly whipped 100 times each in Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province on Wednesday (Jul 31), with one…

Aceh ›› Human Rights & Justice
JusticeInfo.net - August 1, 2019

Galuh Wandita – An older woman spoke haltingly into a microphone, her hands trembling from the memory: "They beat my whole body, my eyes and…

Aceh ›› Sexual & Domestic Violence
Coconuts Jakarta - August 1, 2019

In mid-July, the male head of a pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in the ultraconservative province of Aceh, as well as one of the school's…

July 28, 2019

Aceh ›› Sexual & Domestic Violence
Serambi News - July 28, 2019

Saiful Bahri I, Lhokseumawe – Female religious pupils (santriwati) from the An Islamic boarding school (pesantren) in Lhokseumawe, northern Aceh…

July 24, 2019

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
The Diplomat - July 24, 2019

Ana Salva – Fajran Zain still remembers the days when young lovers from the province of Aceh, in Indonesia, could sit to enjoy the sunset…

July 16, 2019

Aceh ›› Deforestation & Forest Fires
Jakarta Post - July 16, 2019

Jakarta – Acting Aceh governor Nova Iriansyah has lashed out at the notion that oil palm plantations in the province contributed to environmental…

July 15, 2019

Aceh ›› Marriage & The Family
South China Morning Post - July 15, 2019

Amy Chew – Women in Indonesia's ultraconservative province of Aceh have opposed efforts to legalise polygamous marriages through a special by-law…

July 11, 2019

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Agence France Presse - July 11, 2019

Jakarta – Less than a week after the women's world cup football final drew record crowds and global TV audiences, clerics in a hardline Islamist…

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Merdeka - July 11, 2019

Afif – The North Aceh regency government has banned women and under age children from going out at night or roaming the streets during school…

July 10, 2019

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Jakarta Post - July 10, 2019

Jakarta – North Aceh Regent Muhammad Thaib and 28 mass organizations in the regency have called on women not to go out in the evening without…

July 9, 2019

Aceh ›› Intolerance & Sectarianism
Jakarta Post - July 9, 2019

Jakarta – Members of a religious group have stopped the first-ever Base Jam concert in Aceh because of the pop band's alleged violations of the…

Aceh ›› Marriage & The Family
Tempo - July 9, 2019

Iil Askar Monza, Jakarta – The National Commission of Anti-Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) assessed the plan to legalize polygamy…

July 8, 2019

Aceh ›› Marriage & The Family
Detik News - July 8, 2019

Jakarta – The draft Aceh qanun (bylaw) legalising polygamy has attracted support and opposition. Some believe that the qanun needs to be…

Aceh ›› Marriage & The Family
CNN Indonesia - July 8, 2019

Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) says that the Aceh Regional House of Representatives (DPRA) does…

Aceh ›› Intolerance & Sectarianism
Detik News - July 8, 2019

Agus Setyadi, Banda Aceh – A Base Jam concert on the closing night of the 2019 Aceh Culinary Festival (ACF) has been closed down by a hardline…

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Coconuts Jakarta - July 8, 2019

Even as soccer fans around the world watched and celebrated the incredible performances of the gifted athletes at this year's recently concluded…

July 6, 2019

Aceh ›› Marriage & The Family
Jakarta Post - July 6, 2019

Antara, Meulaboh – West Aceh Ulema Council (MPU) chairman Teungku Abdurrani Adian has expressed support for a plan by the Aceh…

Aceh ›› Marriage & The Family
CNN Indonesia - July 6, 2019

Jakarta – The Acehnese Regional House of Representatives (DPRA) is justifying a plan by the Aceh government to legalise polygamy on the grounds…

July 5, 2019

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Viva - July 5, 2019

A number of Islamic and youth organisations in the Acehnese city of Lhokseumawe have objected to the national-level U-17 Women's Soccer…

July 4, 2019

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Kompas.com - July 4, 2019

Masriadi, Lhokseumawe – The Ulama (Islamic clerics) Communication Forum and other youth organisations have objected to the national-level U-17…

June 28, 2019

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Al Jezeera - June 28, 2019

Aisyah Llewellyn, Banda Aceh, Indonesia – Hendra, an academic in Indonesia's semi-autonomous region of Aceh, vaguely remembers the first time he…

June 25, 2019

Aceh ›› Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
Coconuts Jakarta - June 25, 2019

If Aceh's top ulemas (Islamic scholars) continue their crusade against the popular military shooter video game PUBG (Player Unknown's…

June 17, 2019

Aceh ›› Intolerance & Sectarianism
Coconuts Jakarta - June 17, 2019

Dozens of people stormed a mosque in the Aceh capital of Banda Aceh over alleged ideological differences with a guest preacher delivering a…