4:23 pm July 19, 2014 | 9 Comments
Former US president Bill Clinton made an informal visit to Aceh on Saturday to see progress in the development of the autonomous region almost a decade after it was devastated by the Boxing Day tsunami.
11:15 am July 7, 2014 | No Comment
Banda Aceh. A farmer in East Aceh’s Peureulak subdistrict died in an explosion after unknowingly striking an old grenade with an axe on Friday evening. Six others were injured. Police said that the grenade was likely a remnant of the decades-long conflict between the separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and the Indonesian military. East Aceh […]
5:49 pm July 3, 2014 | 27 Comments
The Aceh Shariah Police have banned any sales of food at daytime during Ramadan, and that rule also applies to non-Muslims out of respect for Muslims who are fasting.
5:36 pm June 17, 2014 | 3 Comments
In a visit to Sumatra's northernmost province, the European Union's ambassador to Indonesia expressed concern over human rights abuses, against women in particular, that have been documented under the semi-autonomous province's enforcement of shariah law.
4:27 pm June 12, 2014 | 11 Comments
The morality police in Aceh are on the prowl once again as the Islamic holy month of Ramadan approaches, increasing the frequency of their raids against... crimes of fashion.
5:42 pm May 19, 2014 | No Comment
Police in Aceh have arrested more suspects, including two police officers, for their alleged involvement in the March shooting of a politician from the Aceh National Party, or PNA.
1:54 pm May 18, 2014 | No Comment
Police on Sunday said they had arrested three men suspected of involvement in the March shooting of an Aceh National Party (PNA) legislative candidate.
5:59 pm May 9, 2014 | No Comment
A local child-protection agency in Aceh has filed a police complaint alleging that a shaman should be charged with the serial rape of his eldest daughter and investigated over the deaths of her unborn children.
7:45 pm May 8, 2014 | No Comment
Environmental activists in Aceh slammed the prosecution for seeking what they view as lenient punishment for the director of a palm oil company who is accused of damaging a natural habitat for orangutans.
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