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Indonesian collapses after caning for breaking Islamic law

Banda Aceh - An Indonesian man collapsed while being publicly caned Monday for spending time with a woman who is not his wife in contravention of strict Islamic laws in a staunchly Muslim part of the country.

Indonesian woman flogged for close proximity with a man

Banda Aceh - An Indonesian woman screamed in agony Monday as she was caned in Aceh, the latest in a growing number of women to be publicly flogged for breaking the province's strict Islamic laws.

Indonesian woman flogged for close proximity with a man

Banda Aceh - An Indonesian woman screamed in agony Monday as she was caned in Aceh, the latest in a growing number of women to be publicly flogged for breaking the province's strict Islamic laws.

Indonesian woman flogged for close proximity with a man

Banda Aceh - An Indonesian woman screamed in agony Monday as she was caned in Aceh, the latest in a growing number of women to be publicly flogged for breaking the province's strict Islamic laws.

Woman screams in pain during caning in Indonesia's Aceh

Banda Aceh - A young woman screamed in pain as she was caned Monday in front of a jeering crowd in Indonesia's Aceh, the latest person to be punished for breaking the province's strict Islamic laws.

Indonesia sharia stronghold wins rare praise for rights

Banda Aceh - Indonesia's Aceh province, which has gained international infamy for its strict Islamic laws, won rare praise from rights activists Thursday for introducing the country's most generous maternity leave policy.

Indonesia sharia stronghold wins rare praise for rights

Banda Aceh - Indonesia's Aceh province, which has gained international infamy for its strict Islamic laws, won rare praise from rights activists Thursday for introducing the country's most generous maternity leave policy.

Indonesia sharia stronghold wins rare praise for rights

Banda Aceh - Indonesia's Aceh province, which has gained international infamy for its strict Islamic laws, won rare praise from rights activists Thursday for introducing the country's most generous maternity leave policy.

Strict Indonesian province canes non-Muslim for selling booze

Banda Aceh - An elderly Christian woman has been caned in a conservative Indonesian province for selling alcohol, the first time someone from outside the Islamic faith has been punished there under strict religious laws.

After decade of peace, many in Aceh left behind

Banda Aceh - Fakhruddin Kasem hoped for a prosperous new life when Indonesia struck a deal to end a separatist conflict in Aceh, but a decade on the unemployed former rebel is so desperate he hopes to join the Islamic State group to make ends meet.

Two illegally-held pet orangutans seized from Tripa peat swamp

Banda Aceh - The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) says it has rescued two young orangutans held as illegal pets in the Tripa peat swamp area of Aceh, Indonesia.

Women worst-hit in Aceh as Sharia police enforces morality

Twenty-year-old Nita was caught on an isolated road on a motorcycle with her boyfriend. She was whisked away by the Sharia police. The next morning the head lecturer at her campus lectured her, and told her mother that Nita should be stoned to death.

Clerics in Aceh Claim Miss Indonesia Brings Shame on Province

Islamic clerics in Aceh, an autonomous province of Indonesia which has introduced partial Sharia law, have severely criticized an 18-year-old woman who did not wear a jilbab or veil whilst representing the province in the Miss Indonesia contest.
 

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