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  1. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian province Aceh proposes 100 lashes for gay sex under sharia law

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 12:55pm by AFP

    ... law that critics say violates basic human rights. Aceh is the only part of the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation to enforce Islamic sharia law and has been slowly implementing it since 2001, when it gained some autonomy. A draft by-law released yesterday outlaws anal sex between men and "the rubbing of body parts between women for stimulation", ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia’s Aceh approves 100 lashes of cane for gay sex

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 10:01am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Banda Aceh Harsh new Aceh law punishes gay sex Lawmakers in the conservative Muslim Indonesian province of Aceh passed a law yesterday that punishes gay sex by public caning and subjects non-Muslims to the region's strict interpretation of sharia law. Human-rights groups have said the law violates international treaties signed by Indonesia protecting ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Blow to Widodo as lawmakers scrap direct elections for local leaders

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 12:01am by AFP

    ... an early defeat for Widodo and a setback for his ambitious reform agenda. Widodo rose to power through the local-elections system and his party had campaigned against the proposal. The new law ... in the Constitutional Court. Anggraini said pro-democracy groups were also considering a challenge to the law in the Constitutional Court. ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Islamic State suspects are Chinese Uygurs

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 02:46pm by AGENCIES

    ... to the emerging threat in recent months. They have outlawed Islamic State but have no laws to stop suspected militants from travelling abroad. The four Uygurs were arrested on Saturday in Central Sulawesi ... for law and human rights, said. As many as 200 Indonesians travelled to Syria to fight with the Islamic militant group, according to a report released last month by New York- based Soufan Group. ...

  5. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian Islamists 'exploit political vacuum' ahead of Widodo presidency

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:34pm by Amy Chew

    ... the police for such a long time," said Jones. Poso is the heartland of Indonesia's home-grown attempts to create an area under sharia law. "He is still seen as the person whose efforts ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia mulls ending direct elections for local leaders

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:26am by Reuters

    ... President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, whose party supports the bill, must approve the legislation before it becomes law. Indonesia has embraced democratic reforms since the downfall of autocratic ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia’s energy minister Jero Wacik faces corruption inquiry

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:12pm by AP

    ... illicitly secure additional funding worth 9.9 billion rupiah (HK$6.5 million) between 2011 and 2013. Bambang said Wacik, 65, had violated an article in the country's 2001 Anti-corruption Law ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Trials begin of cleaners over Jakarta International School sex assaults

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... was closed but prosecutor Rahima said afterwards that Iskandar had been charged under child protection laws and faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. The other cleaners accused ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia's constitutional court backs Widodo as Prabowo Subianto's supporters stage protest

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AGENCIES

    ... according to the law," justice Muhammad Alim said, striking down Prabowo's allegation that votes had been changed. The court also found that election officials' early opening of some ballot boxes was done in a transparent way. Prabowo, 62, a special-forces commando during the rule of his former father-in-law, dictator Suharto, questioned procedures at about 59,000 polling ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia sentences Frenchman to 15 years in prison for Bali drugs smuggling

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:27pm

    ... can be punishable by death under the country's anti-narcotics laws, which are some of the toughest in the world. British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford, 58, who was caught smuggling ...




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