12:25 am September 1, 2014 | 2 Comments
Traditional gold miners in the Pidie district have slammed Aceh Governor Zaini Abdullah’s recent ban on illegal gold mining, demanding that he proves claims that their activities cause environmental destruction.
1:27 pm August 10, 2014 | 7 Comments
Three women in Aceh charged with consorting with non-related males could face three to nine lashes of the cane following their arrest by the province’s shariah police over the weekend.
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.
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