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Sharia & Discriminatory By-Laws

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February 1, 2019

CNN - February 1, 2019

Euan McKirdy – Two 18-year-olds were publicly flogged Thursday in the conservative Indonesian state of Aceh for displaying affection.

January 31, 2019

Straits Times - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Detik News - 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

Agence France Presse - 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

Straits Times - 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

CNN Indonesia - 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

Tempo - November 21, 2018

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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Tempo - November 19, 2018

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

Tempo - November 19, 2018

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

Detik News - 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

Tempo - 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

Tempo - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - November 14, 2018

The Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) is one of the country's youngest and certainly its most progressive political party.

Suara - November 14, 2018

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

The Express (UK) - 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 - 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

ABC Radio Australia - 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

Associated Press - 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

Agence France Presse - April 20, 2018

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

Associated Press - 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

Agence France Presse - 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.

Jakarta Post - April 12, 2018

Hotli Simanjuntak, Banda Aceh – The sharia-based provincial government of Aceh has issued a gubernatorial regulation ending the practice of caning convicts in public.

March 16, 2018

Straits Times - March 16, 2018

Jakarta – The central government has warned the Aceh administration against introducing beheading as a punishment for murder under its sharia law system, saying the province did not hav

ABC Radio Australia - March 16, 2018

Anne Barker – Amnesty International has urged Indonesia to step in and block moves to introduce beheading as a punishment for murder in the country's conservative Aceh province.

Jakarta Post - March 16, 2018

Jakarta – The head of the Sharia and Human Rights Division at Aceh's Sharia Agency, Syukri Yusuf, denies having said that the province was going to implement beheading as a punishment f

March 15, 2018

CNN Indonesia - March 15, 2018

Ihsan Dalimunthe & Dika Dania Kardi, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ulama Council's (MUI) Religious Outreach Commission chairperson, Cholil Nafis, agrees with a plan to apply beheadings (

Associated Press - March 15, 2018

Jakarta – The conservative Indonesian province of Aceh – known for publicly caning gay people, adulterers and gamblers – is considering the introduction of beheading as a punishment for

March 14, 2018

Detik News - March 14, 2018

Agus Setyadi, ace – The Aceh Islam Law Office (DSI) is debating the application of Qisas – retributive justice – for perpetrators of crimes such as murder in order to push down crime ra

February 28, 2018

Straits Times - February 28, 2018

Jakarta – Authorities in Banda Aceh caned a non-Muslim married couple on Tuesday (Feb 27) after the two were arrested for gambling at an entertainment centre in the capital of Aceh.

February 27, 2018

Agence France Presse - February 27, 2018

Two Indonesian Christians were publicly flogged in conservative Aceh province Tuesday for playing a children's entertainment game seen as violating Islamic law, as hundreds of onlookers

January 31, 2018

Jakarta Post - January 31, 2018

Jakarta – Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has expressed his support for Aceh Besar Regent Mawardi Ali's decision to require female cabin crew members of airlines to wear hijab

January 30, 2018

Agence France Presse - January 30, 2018

An Indonesian province said Tuesday it is ordering Muslim female flight attendants landing in the region to don a hijab upon arrival – or face punishment by religious police.

January 20, 2018

The Mirror (UK) - January 20, 2018

Anna Verdon – A woman and her partner were publicly whipped for getting "too close" to each other just days before their wedding.

January 19, 2018

Agence France Presse - January 19, 2018

An Indonesian Christian was publicly flogged on Friday for selling alcohol in conservative Aceh province, a violation of Islamic law, as a crowd of onlookers including children jeered.

January 4, 2018

Jakarta Post - January 4, 2018

Ganug Nugroho Adi, Surakarta, Central Java – The Karanganyar Legislative Council (DPRD) plans to issue a bylaw that will prohibit parents from giving their children "Western" names.

December 31, 2017

December 29, 2017

Tempo - December 29, 2017

Banda Aceh – The Banda Aceh City Government prohibits its citizens from celebrating the New Year. Leaflets announcing the ban are posted in public places and markets.

October 24, 2017

Human Rights Watch Dispatches - October 24, 2017

Andreas Harsono – More than 530 people have been publicly flogged in Indonesia's Aceh province since a new Islamic criminal code was enacted in October 2015, new figures show.

July 14, 2017

New York Times - July 14, 2017

Jon Emont, Jakarta, Indonesia – Two months after Indonesia's most conservative province drew international headlines for publicly caning two young gay men for having sex with each other, the govern

July 13, 2017

Human Rights Watch - July 13, 2017

Kyle Knight – The authorities in Aceh – Indonesia's only province that implements full Sharia (Islamic law) – clearly feel stung by the international outcry they generated when police publicly flog

Gay Star News - July 13, 2017

Shannon Power – After an international outcry over the public caning of two gay men in Aceh, the province will make future canings private.

July 4, 2017

Indonesia at Melbourne - July 4, 2017

Simon Butt – Decentralisation reforms enacted following the fall of Soeharto gave local governments unprecedented powers to govern their own affairs, including by issuing bylaws, common

June 18, 2017

Jakarta Post - June 18, 2017

Jakarta – Aceh's Lhokseumawe Police arrested on Saturday nine alleged gamblers – including two village heads and a village official – at a food stall in Blang Raya village in Muara Dua district, Lh

May 22, 2017

Jakarta Post - May 22, 2017

Jakarta – The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned the Aceh administration's plan to sentence two men to public caning for engaging in same-sex relations. They will be subject to 85 lashes.

March 13, 2017

Jakarta Post - March 13, 2017

Hotli Simanjuntak and Moses Ompusunggu, Banda Aceh/Jakarta – A prosecutor in Aceh province has claimed that two Buddhists voluntarily chose to be punished under sharia after being found guilty of g

February 8, 2017

Human Rights Watch Dispatches - February 8, 2017

Phelim Kine – Authorities in Indonesia's Aceh province imposed the Sharia, or Islamic law, punishment of multiple lashes of a cane against 339 people in 2016, the first full-year of implementation

October 19, 2016

Agence France Presse - October 19, 2016

Banda Aceh – A young woman screamed in pain as she was caned in front of a jeering crowd in Aceh, Indonesia, the latest person to be punished after being found guilty of breaking the province's str