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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
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

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.

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.

News ›› 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 male teachers, were arrested by police for

News ›› 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 Buddhist man, charged with breaking local

July 28, 2019

News ›› 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, are now required to wear the cadar (fu

July 24, 2019

News ›› 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 together without having to worry about the rel

July 16, 2019

News ›› 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 degradation, saying it was impossible

July 15, 2019

News ›› 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 being debated in the local legislature

July 11, 2019

News ›› 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 Indonesian province said attempts to re

News ›› 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 hours without being accompanied by a mahra

July 10, 2019

News ›› 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 their husbands or muhrim (blood relatives)

July 9, 2019

News ›› 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 practice presently discussed by Aceh provinc

News ›› 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 region's strict Islamic law.