Nine Female Cyclists in Indonesia’s Banda Aceh Were Tracked Down by Police For Wearing ‘Sexy’ Clothes
The incident has dragged the province's controversial Sharia-based dress code back into the spotlight. As for the riders' offending garb? Long-sleeved shirts and dark slacks.
Indonesia’s Most Conservative Province Wants to Capitalise On Its Decades-Old Underground Weed Industry
Sharia law reigns supreme in Aceh but cannabis consumption and cultivation is an open secret.
“We are essentially indoctrinating them to understand their roles — to show no mercy to those who violate God’s law.”
Authorites struck two women with a rattan cane six times each in the first such punishment for women accused of engaging in lesbian sex.
In the country's Islamic courts, intimate family issues like divorce were usually decided by male clerics and judges—until a group of 15 women decided to take matters into their own hands.
I Iran kan en homoseksuel mand dømmes til døden. Selvom der ikke er nær så meget fokus på lesbiske, er de også ofre for hårde straffe herunder piskning og tæsk.
Sharia law, the divine code of Islam, is supposed to only be applied to Muslims. But this past Sunday, two Buddhist men were caned in Aceh for cockfighting.
Two weeks after the video showing Saudi religious police attacking the woman went viral, the Ministry of Interior bowed to public pressure and arrested the offending officers.
VICE director Rhys James met with Abu Rumaysah, accused of being ISIS's new executioner, a number of times before he fled the UK for Syria.
Most of the 47 were Sunni Muslims convicted of al Qaeda attacks in Saudi Arabia, but four, including prominent cleric Nimr al-Nimra, were Shiites.