Indonesia: Aceh Province Canes 15 Outside Despite Pledge to Stop Public Display

Banda Aceh caning, Indonesia
A caning sentence being carried out in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Photo: Voice of America.

Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province publicly whipped 15 people on Friday, including a homosexual couple, despite a pledge in April to hold canings only inside prisons [Read More…]

Indonesia: 2 Buddhists, 4 Muslims Caned in Aceh for Violating Sharia Law

Market near Banda Aceh, Indonesia
A busy crowd at a market place near Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Elizabeth A. Edwards.

Under a scorching sun on Friday, two ethnic Chinese men became the first Buddhists in Indonesia’s Aceh province to be whipped for violating its strict [Read More…]