A decapitated Sumatran elephant was found in Aceh province this week, with authorities suspecting that the endangered animal was killed for its tusks after finding traces of poison in i
July 13, 2021
June 30, 2021
An Acehnese woman collapsed when she was flogged in public on Monday in the city of Lhokseumawe, as she was one of the latest to be punished for religious transgressions in the province
June 29, 2021
Hardani Triyoga and Dani Randi, Banda Aceh – Banda Aceh Public Order Agency officers (Satpol PP) and the Wilayatul Hisbah (Religious police, WH) have sealed off two beauty salons in Seu
June 4, 2021
Pulau Idaman, Aceh – A boat filled with dozens of Rohingya, mostly women and children, landed on an island off Aceh coast early Friday, according to an AFP reporter and the UN re
May 1, 2021
Muhammad Saifullah, Banda Aceh – Scores of workers held a long-march from the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque to the Simpang Lima traffic circle in the Achenese provincial capital of Banda Ac
March 24, 2021
Adi Renaldi, Banda Aceh, Indonesia – The health officials were racing against the clock.
March 18, 2021
Authorities in Aceh believe they have found a cop who had been missing for a little over 16 years; specifically since the day of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.
March 8, 2021
Banda Aceh – Non-government organisations (NGOs) and millennial groups in Aceh held an International Women's Day (IWD) virtual campaign at the Ivory Cafe in Setui, Banda Aceh, on Monday
February 23, 2021
Agus Rahmat, Dani Randi (Banda Aceh) – Officials from the Banda Aceh municipal Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) and Wilayatul Hisbah (Sharia police, WH) have sealed off a hotel in the Ba
February 11, 2021
Katharina R. Lestari, Jakarta – Three Christians were flogged in public in Indonesia's Aceh province on Feb.
February 9, 2021
Banda Aceh – Two Christian men were publicly flogged Monday in Indonesia's ultra-conservative Aceh province for drinking alcohol and gambling, in a rare instance of non-Muslims facing a
February 2, 2021
Lhokseumawe – Scores of Rohingya women missing from a refugee camp in Indonesia have been trafficked into Malaysia to reunite with their husbands, several sources have told AFP.
January 30, 2021
Two men in the city of Banda Aceh in Indonesia's Aceh province were each flogged 77 times yesterday (28 January) for alleged consensual same-sex relations, said Amnesty International In
January 29, 2021
Two gay men in Indonesia's Aceh province have been publicly caned 77 times each after they were reported to police by vigilantes who raided their apartment.
January 28, 2021
At the Taman Sari building in the Acehnese provincial capital of Banda Aceh, MU and TA grimaced with pain as two executioners flogged each of them 77 times.
Jakarta – Hundreds of Rohingya are missing from a refugee camp in Aceh and are believed to have been trafficked to neighbouring Malaysia, officials and sources said Thursday.
January 25, 2021
Farouk Arnaz, Jakarta – The Aceh Provincial Police have arrested five men, including a local civil servant, for alleged role in a series of terror attacks and suspected link with global
December 26, 2020
Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – It was a picture of Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio standing in front of two elephants with a man and a woman in Indonesia's Leuser Ecosystem that got peop
December 5, 2020
Banda Aceh – the Aceh Ulema Consultative Council (MPU) – an assembly of religious leaders in Aceh – have issued a sticker prohibiting people from playing online gambling and the game Pl
November 21, 2020
Josh Milton – A gay couple in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, was forcibly dragged out of their homes to a police station and now run the risk of being lashed 100 times all because of their "ill
November 15, 2020
Jakarta – The Aceh administration has issued standard operating procedures for schools as it seeks to resume in-person learning during the pandemic.
November 14, 2020
Banda Aceh – Residents of Kuta Alam in the Acehnese provincial capital of Aceh have caught a gay couple having same-sex relations at a boarding house.
October 25, 2020
Jakarta – The Aceh Ulema Council (MPU) has demanded that players of the highly popular online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) and other games depicting violence be subjected t
October 22, 2020
Jakarta – Two women in Langsa city of Aceh were publicly whipped 23 times each after having been charged for violating the conservative region's gambling law on Wednesday.
October 12, 2020
The murder of a boy in Aceh has shocked many in the country, with the victim brutally killed during his heroic attempt to protect his mother from a rapist.