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11 flogged in Indonesia for breaking Islamic law, indulging in Sharia-banned romance

Aceh is the only region in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country that imposes Islamic law.

01 Aug 2019 7:05 PM

Couples caned in front of crowd for showing affection in public in Indonesia

Sharia police wanted to convict them of adultery, which would’ve resulted in a greater number of lashes, but lacked enough witnesses.

20 Apr 2018 2:07 PM

Orthodox Indonesian province makes hijab mandatory for flight attendants

Aceh is the only province in the predominantly Muslim country to implement Islamic law.

31 Jan 2018 6:28 PM

2 Indonesian men caned for gay sex before jeering crowd

Sarojini Mutia Irfan, a female university student who witnessed the caning, said it was a necessary deterrent.

23 May 2017 3:30 PM

Indonesia: 2 gay men face 80 strokes of cane for breaking Sharia law

The father of one of the defendants, who requested anonymity, said he did not know his son was gay before he was caught.

10 May 2017 7:43 PM


97 dead, hundreds injured in quake in Indonesia

In the coastal town of Sigli, people panicked and fled their houses to seek shelter away from the sea.

07 Dec 2016 8:17 AM