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September 15, 2020

Agence France Presse - September 15, 2020

Four men were publicly flogged in a conservative Indonesian province on Tuesday under sharia law, after being convicted for engaging in sexual activity with minors.

September 12, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 12, 2020

Jakarta – A Rohingya refugee in Aceh died of a respiratory illness on Friday, only a day after two other refugees died of similar causes.

September 7, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 7, 2020

Hidayatullah Tahjuddin and Poppy McPherson Reuters Lhokseumawe, Indonesia/Bangkok, Thailand – Almost 300 Rohingya refugees believed to have been at sea for six months landed in Indonesi

The Guardian - September 7, 2020

Reuters in Lhokseumawe – Almost 300 Rohingya refugees believed to have been at sea for six months landed on a beach in Aceh province, Indonesia, early on Monday, Indonesian authorities

August 25, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 25, 2020

Mardika Parama, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated on Tuesday the Indrapuri-Blang Bintang section of the Sigli-Banda Aceh toll road, the first ever toll road in Aceh p

Jakarta Post - August 25, 2020

Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo met on Tuesday with 200 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in Banda Aceh to disburse the productive social assi

July 30, 2020

Associated Press - July 30, 2020

Jakarta – The human rights group Amnesty International urged Indonesia on Thursday to abolish caning after two women were struck about 100 times each as punishment for offering prostit

July 28, 2020

Agence France-Presse - July 28, 2020

Banda Aceh – Two Indonesian women have been publicly whipped nearly 100 times each for selling sex workers' services online, an official in the country's conservative Aceh province sai

July 25, 2020

Daily Mail - July 25, 2020

Amelia Wynne for Mailonline – An Indonesian prisoner has been left with gruesome injuries after being whipped for violating Sharia law.

July 23, 2020

KBR - July 23, 2020

Alfath Asmunda, Banda Aceh – A series of cases of sexual violence against children has taken place in Aceh.

July 15, 2020

Daily Mail - July 15, 2020

Tim Stickings, for Mailonline – A convicted sex offender was given 74 lashes in a public whipping in Indonesia today – wearing a face shield emblazoned with the name of a local travel

July 7, 2020

Kompas.com - July 7, 2020

Raja Umar, Banda Aceh – Pictures of a group of women cyclists wearing tight clothing and no headscarfs riding around the Acehnese provincial capital of Banda Aceh has gone viral on soc

July 1, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 1, 2020

Jakarta – A Sumatran tiger found dead on Monday on a plantation in South Aceh regency, Aceh, is believed to have ingested toxic substances.

June 28, 2020

Tempo - June 28, 2020

Antara, Jakarta – The Coalition of Civil Society Organizations has praised the local people and Government of North Aceh for their initiative and lead in rescuing Rohingya refugees in

June 27, 2020

ABC News - June 27, 2020

Max Walden – Almost 100 Rohingya people were helped ashore by locals from fishing villages on the northern tip of the Indonesian province of Aceh before officials had decided to allow

June 26, 2020

Jakarta Post - June 26, 2020

Jakarta – Amnesty International has urged the government to show support for Aceh residents after they rescued dozens of Rohingya refugees in Northern Aceh waters.

The Guardian - June 26, 2020

Rebecca Ratcliffe and Febriana Firdaus – On Thursday afternoon, residents of Aceh, Indonesia, waded back and forth in water helping Rohingya refugees clamber to safety.

Al Jazeera - June 26, 2020

Nearly 100 Rohingya people who were stranded off the coast of Indonesia were pulled to shore on Thursday by local people furious at local authorities' refusal to give them shelter beca

June 25, 2020

Jakarta Post - June 25, 2020

Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has said that it has provided emergency assistance to dozens of Rohingya refugees who found themselves stranded in northern Aceh w

Jakarta Post - June 25, 2020

Jakarta – Amnesty International has called on Indonesian authorities to ensure immediate protection for dozens of Rohingya refugees, who were rescued by local fishermen after they beca

June 18, 2020

Jakarta Post - June 18, 2020

Jakarta – A video showing a woman being harassed by men after she was allegedly caught stealing at Ulee Gle market in Bandar Dua district, Pidie Jaya regency, Aceh, went viral on Wedne

June 14, 2020

Tempo - June 14, 2020

Antara, Jakarta – Land and forest fires in Peunaga Cut Ujong Village, West Aceh, burned 2.1 acres of peatland area in the past week due to hot weather, with the situation remaining unc

June 5, 2020

Straits Times - June 5, 2020

Aceh Besar (AFP) – Two Indonesians caught having pre-marital sex were flogged a hundred times each on Friday (June 5) in conservative Aceh province with a fraction of the usual crowd w

May 28, 2020

Mongabay - May 28, 2020

Junaidi Hanafiah, Banda Aceh, Indonesia – Wildlife poaching is on the rise in a key Sumatran habitat that's home to some of the rarest species on Earth.

April 22, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 22, 2020

Jakarta – The Aceh Ulema Council (MPU) has announced that it will allow people to perform daily mass prayers and tarawih (Ramadan night prayers) during the upcoming holy month despite