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February 23, 2021

Viva News - 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

UCA News - February 11, 2021

Katharina R. Lestari, Jakarta – Three Christians were flogged in public in Indonesia's Aceh province on Feb.

February 9, 2021

Agence France-Presse - 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

January 30, 2021

Amnesty International Press Release - 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

December 5, 2020

CNN Indonesia - 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

October 25, 2020

Jakarta Post - 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 Post - 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 Post - 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

Daily Mail - 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

Agence France Presse - 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

Associated Press - 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

Agence France-Presse - 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

Daily Mail - 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

Daily Mail - 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

Kompas.com - 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

Straits Times - 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

Fox News - 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

CNN Indonesia - 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

CNN Indonesia - 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 Post - February 12, 2020

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 Post - 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

CNN Indonesia - 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

Deutsche Welle - February 4, 2020

A female flogging squad has enraged Indonesian activists.

January 28, 2020

Agence France Presse - 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

Tempo - 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