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
Shariah & Discriminatory By-Laws
December 5, 2020
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.
September 27, 2020
Jakarta – The caning of a convicted child rapist in Aceh had to be suspended after he developed severe bruising on his back.
September 24, 2020
Chris Pleasance – A convicted child rapist was whipped until he collapsed in the Indonesian city of Banda Aceh under the province's strict Sharia Laws.
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.
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
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
Amelia Wynne for Mailonline – An Indonesian prisoner has been left with gruesome injuries after being whipped for violating Sharia law.
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
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
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
April 22, 2020
Bradford Betz – Indonesian authorities in the country's ultra-conservative Aceh province publicly flogged six people Tuesday for breaking Islamic law – despite a government ban on mass
February 20, 2020
Aceh – Units from the Aceh Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) and the Wilayatul Hisbah Islamic police (WH) conducted checks on female drivers wearing tight clothing and men wearing short
February 12, 2020
Banda Aceh – Banda Aceh Mayor Aminullah Usman has banned residents from celebrating Valentine's Day or the day of love on February 14.
Jakarta – The city administration of Banda Aceh in the conservative province of Aceh has barred residents from celebrating Valentine's Day, which falls on Feb.
February 11, 2020
Jakarta – Indonesia's westernmost province, Aceh, plans to host the West Coast Aceh 250K ultramarathon from April 4 to 6 in an attempt to boost a positive public image.
February 9, 2020
Aceh Besar – The Greater Aceh regency government in Aceh province has again banned people from celebrating Valentine's Day because it is deemed to conflict with Syariat Islam (Islamic
February 4, 2020
A female flogging squad has enraged Indonesian activists.
January 28, 2020
Haeril Halim, Banda Aceh – The masked woman nervously approaches her target, shuffles into position and then unleashes a flurry of lashes – proving herself as the newest member of the
January 16, 2020
Marvela, Safira Andini, Jakarta – Sinta Nuriyah, the wife of the 4th Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur), said that Muslim women are not obliged to wear the jilbab (Islami
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
Citizens in the Indonesian regency of Demak, East Java now have a couple of hours every evening during which they are advised by the regional government to set aside their friends for
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 28, 2019
Jakarta – Bogor Regent Ade Yasin has issued a circular advising residents of Bogor regency in West Java to celebrate New Year's Eve in a modest manner without blowing paper trumpets or