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Jurnalis lepas mukim di Aceh.


Two Former Weed Farmers Tell Us Why Aceh's Marijuana Industry Isn't Going Anywhere

Marijuana is still big business in Indonesia's Aceh province, despite a decades-long drug war.
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Was a Ban on Conjugal Visits Behind the Latest Prison Break In Indonesia?

One inmate's wife think so.
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Secret Love

What It's Like to Date in a Place Where Even Sitting Too Close is Illegal

Young couples need to keep their relationships secret and an eye out for the Sharia police in Indonesia's Aceh province.
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The Horses

Betting Big at Aceh's Semi-Legal Horse Races

In Indonesia's coffee country, the horses are legal, but the gambling isn't.
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Two Gay Men Caned Under Sharia Law In Aceh, Once Again

Indonesia's anti-LGBTQ crackdown continues with the latest public display in its only Sharia province.
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The Muslim Men Who Pray Non-Stop for 40 Days to Get Closer to God

Ramadan is about a lot more than just fasting in Aceh province.
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Sharia Law

In Sharia Heartlands, Women are Punished for Wearing Too Little, Shunned for Wearing Too Much

Aceh is the only province in Indonesia allowed to enforce Sharia Law, but these conservative bonafides aren't stopping people from making fun of women who choose the full veil.
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After the Conflict

Ex-GAM Combatants Still Struggling to Restart Life 12 Years After Aceh Peace Accord

When Aceh's separatist forces agreed to end their decades-long insurgency, the future of more than 2,000 combatants hung in the balance.
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The Octopus Hunters of Indonesia

Diving beneath the waves with some seriously low-tech fishermen .
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Fear, and Defiance, In Aceh as Trans Women Come Under Attack

Authorities are arresting and forcibly shaving the heads of trans women detained in the latest anti-LGBTQ raids to hit Indonesia's only Shariah province.
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Inside the Illegal Industry Cutting Down Indonesia's Rainforests

The Leuser ecosystem is supposed to be protected land. But the designation has done little to stop the spread of illegal logging syndicates.
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