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 11, 2020
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
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Sinabang in Aceh on Tuesday afternoon, causing light damage.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jakarta (Antara) – A flash flood triggered by heavy rains inundated and damaged tens of houses in South Aceh district Friday night.
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
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
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
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.