11:16 am October 2, 2014 | 2 Comments
Police in Indonesia’s Aceh province have charged two men in connection with the death of two elephants last month, but not for the crime of poisoning them, in a case that wildlife conservationists say highlights the complete lack of law enforcement against such crimes.
7:22 pm September 30, 2014 | 9 Comments
More than 1,000 hectares of illegal oil palm plantations in Sumatra’s Aceh province will be cut down and the area restored as a protected forest, an activist says.
6:00 pm September 25, 2014 | 6 Comments
The Aceh provincial administration's plan to impose Shariah on non-Muslims has met a chorus of disapproval from the province's minority religious groups.
5:27 pm September 24, 2014 | 9 Comments
Human rights activists' criticism of the plan to impose a Shariah-inspired criminal code on non-Muslims in Aceh is uncalled-for, a legislator said on Wednesday
3:43 pm September 8, 2014 | No Comment
Police in Aceh are on the hunt for suspected poachers after two more elephants were found dead with their tusks brutally removed.
10:45 pm September 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
A male Sumatran elephant has been found dead with its tusks removed in an inland area in Aceh Jaya district, making it the fourth such death in the province this year, an official said on Sunday.
6:12 pm September 5, 2014 | 2 Comments
For the first time in eight years, five residents of Aceh's Pidie district on Friday were caned publicly for gambling, a violation of Shariah laws enforced in the province.
4:20 pm September 3, 2014 | No Comment
Police in Aceh have launched a search operation for four high-value prisoners who remained on the run after a jailbreak on Tuesday night.
12:25 am September 1, 2014 | 3 Comments
Traditional gold miners in the Pidie district have slammed Aceh Governor Zaini Abdullah’s recent ban on illegal gold mining, demanding that he proves claims that their activities cause environmental destruction.
1:27 pm August 10, 2014 | 7 Comments
Three women in Aceh charged with consorting with non-related males could face three to nine lashes of the cane following their arrest by the province’s shariah police over the weekend.
4:23 pm July 19, 2014 | 9 Comments
Former US president Bill Clinton made an informal visit to Aceh on Saturday to see progress in the development of the autonomous region almost a decade after it was devastated by the Boxing Day tsunami.
11:15 am July 7, 2014 | No Comment
Banda Aceh. A farmer in East Aceh’s Peureulak subdistrict died in an explosion after unknowingly striking an old grenade with an axe on Friday evening. Six others were injured. Police said that the grenade was likely a remnant of the decades-long conflict between the separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and the Indonesian military. East Aceh […]
5:49 pm July 3, 2014 | 27 Comments
The Aceh Shariah Police have banned any sales of food at daytime during Ramadan, and that rule also applies to non-Muslims out of respect for Muslims who are fasting.
5:36 pm June 17, 2014 | 3 Comments
In a visit to Sumatra's northernmost province, the European Union's ambassador to Indonesia expressed concern over human rights abuses, against women in particular, that have been documented under the semi-autonomous province's enforcement of shariah law.