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January 11, 2020

News ›› 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 working hours for women employees to 11

January 10, 2020

News ›› 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 carried out under sharia law, plans to put t

January 7, 2020

News ›› 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.

News ›› 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 – and that cinemas are not something whic

December 24, 2019

News ›› 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 Uighur Muslims reportedly oppressed in the

December 23, 2019

News ›› 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 all celebrations welcoming the year 20

News ›› 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 residents from celebrating the new yea

News ›› 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 Indonesia's Sumatra island on Boxing Day

December 10, 2019

News ›› 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 cane.

December 6, 2019

News ›› 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 province's Qanun Jinayat (Islamic crimina

December 5, 2019

News ›› 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 rushed to hospital.

November 4, 2019

News ›› 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 to be a foreigner, who snuck in his me

November 1, 2019

News ›› 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 having an affair with a married woman.

News ›› 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 after he was caught alone with a woman

October 27, 2019

News ›› 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 up to 70 cm following incessant heavy

October 21, 2019

News ›› 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 commonly flogged for a range of offences i

October 4, 2019

News ›› 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 Aceh province, which usually reserves whi

September 23, 2019

News ›› 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 Sumatra has shrouded Aceh province, in

September 5, 2019

News ›› 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 those found guilty of morality-based "

September 3, 2019

News ›› 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 urged the Aceh Police to stop the inve

August 18, 2019

News ›› 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

News ›› 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 region from forest and land fires that have burned

August 2, 2019

Statements ›› 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 (PWI) two days later in what is believed

August 1, 2019

News ›› 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 woman pleading for the masked sharia of

News ›› 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 hands were tied.