Updated Tuesday, September 30, 2014 0:03 am TWN
Indonesian rights groups and concerned citizens mounted a legal challenge Monday to parliament's decision to scrap direct elections for local leaders, a move criticized as weakening the country's young democracy.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Lawmakers in a conservative Muslim Indonesian province passed a law Saturday that punishes gay sex by public caning and subjects non-Muslims to the region's strict interpretation of Islamic Sharia law.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Gay sex could be punishable by 100 lashes of the cane in Indonesia's staunchly conservative Aceh province if parliament passes a draft 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 powers of autonomy.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
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