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.
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.