Euan McKirdy – Two 18-year-olds were publicly flogged Thursday in the conservative Indonesian state of Aceh for displaying affection.
Sharia & Discriminatory By-Laws
February 1, 2019
January 31, 2019
Banda Aceh (AFP) – Two teenagers were whipped in Indonesia's Aceh province on Thursday (Jan 31) after they were caught cuddling in public – a crime under the conservative region's Isla
January 4, 2019
We almost used an actual image of a thief's hand getting cut off in Saudi Arabia but that was much too horrible so here's a picture of Luke Skywalker after his hand got cut off by his
January 1, 2019
Agus Setyadi, Jakarta – New Year's Eve in the Acehnese provincial capital of Aceh was not celebrated this year as it was in other parts of Indonesia.
December 11, 2018
East Aceh, Indonesia – A group of men caught gambling were publicly whipped in Indonesia's conservative Muslim province of Aceh on Tuesday as a crowd of onlookers cheered.
November 23, 2018
Jakarta (Reuters) – Police in Muslim-majority Indonesia have questioned the head of one of its newest and most progressive parties, who is battling accusations of "Islamophobia" from ri
November 21, 2018
Jakarta – Prabowo Subianto's vice presidential running mate Sandiaga Uno says that he and the Just and Prosperous Indonesian Coalition – the coalition supporting the Prabowo-Sandiaga pr
Syafiul Hadi, Jakarta – Expert staff in Religious Affairs Ministry Oman Faturrahman said religion-based regional regulation or sharia perda was the authority of local administration.
November 19, 2018
Since President Joko Widodo chose Ma'ruf Amin, the head of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) and one of the country's most influential religious figures, his running mate for the 2019
Rini Kustianti and Ari Wibowo, Jakarta – Talks of a religion-based regional regulation (Perda) in the form of a Sharia Perda recently made rounds in Indonesia's political realm after Ch
Antara, Jakarta – Nahdalatul Ulama's young figure Akhmad Sahal deems the resistance or refusal of a religion-based regional regulation (Perda) cannot be considered as an act of blasphem
November 18, 2018
Bahtiar Rifa'I, Jakarta – Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) chairperson Grace Natalie has said that they do not support religious based bylaws such as those based on syariah (Islamic la
November 17, 2018
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) chairperson Grace Natalie has been reported to the national police headquarters criminal investigation bureau (Bareskri
November 16, 2018
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The chairwoman of the Indonesian Solidarity Party, Grace Natalie, has been reported to the National Police's criminal investigation division (Bareskrim) for alle
November 14, 2018
The Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) is one of the country's youngest and certainly its most progressive political party.
Reza Gunadha, Ria Rizki Nirmala Sari – The Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno election campaign team (BPN) has responded sarcastically to a statement by the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI)
September 20, 2018
Carly Read – The woman, who has not been not named, was barbarically punished as a crowd gathered and watched on in horror in Aceh, located north-west of Sumatra.
July 14, 2018
Reuters, Banda Aceh – Indonesia's ultra-conservative Aceh province held a public caning of 15 people on Friday (13/07), including of two men who received 87 lashes each for having gay s
April 23, 2018
Iffah Nur Arifah – The decision of the Aceh Provincial Government in Indonesia to move flogging from public into more closed spaces has drawn resistance from the public and the local pa
April 20, 2018
Heri Juanda, Banda Aceh, Indonesia – Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province on Friday caned several unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostituti
A group of amorous couples and alleged sex workers were publicly whipped for breaking Islamic law in Indonesia's Aceh Friday, just a week after the province pledged to move the widely c
April 13, 2018
Banda Aceh, Indonesia – Indonesia's conservative Aceh province will no longer allow canings for violations of Shariah law to be carried out in public, its governor said Thursday, appare
April 12, 2018
Indonesia's Aceh province will stop caning criminals in public after a wave of international condemnation of the practice, local officials said Thursday.