South Sulawesi, Indonesia A Campaign against Discriminatory Regulations
The whipping of a 13-year-old girl by the village head of Padang village, South Sulawesi, shockingly epitomized the increasing political use of Islam to spread discriminatory regulations in parts of I
Indonesia: New law in Aceh makes adultery punishable by stoning
The International Solidarity Network, Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) and the Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women! (SKSW) are gravely concerned to learn of a set of regressive new laws introduced in Aceh, Indonesia on 14 September 2009. Indonesia's province of Aceh has passed a new law that imposes severe sentences for consensual extra-marital sexual relations, rape, homosexuality, alcohol consumption and gambling. Previously, Aceh's partially-adopted Sharia law enforced dress codes and mandatory prayers. "This law is a preventive measure for Acehnese people so that they will avoid moral degradation," said Moharriyadia, a spokesman for the Prosperous Justice Party.
Press Release from the National Commission on Anti-Violence Against Women Indonesia (Komnas Perempuan)
The Legislation of the Qanun on Jinayah (Islamic Criminal Law):
The National Government of Indonesia Has Failed to Enforce the Constitution
Indonesia: Aceh passes adultery stoning law
14/09/2009: Indonesia's province of Aceh has passed a new law making adultery punishable by stoning to death, a member of the province's parliament has said. (BBC News)
Iran: End Executions by Stoning
From the report:
"Execution by stoning, a punishment prescribed in Iran’s Penal Code, is a particularly grotesque and horrific practice. Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all circumstances and believes that stoning is specifically designed to increase the suffering of victims. Iranian law prescribes that the stones are deliberately chosen to be large enough to cause pain, but not so large as to kill the victim immediately. It is a punishment meted out specifically for adultery by married men and women, an act that is not even a crime in most countries of the world, and the majority of those sentenced to death by stoning are women."
"4 Unnamed Women"
4 Unnamed Women (Indonesia)
In August 2005, Indonesia caned women for the first time after they were accused of illegal gambling in the staunchly conservative province of Aceh. More than 1,000 people gathered after Friday prayers to watch as four women were struck in the back with rattan canes, each receiving seven blows, Alias Abubakar, an official in the central town of Takengon told private-radio El-Shinta.
For more information, see: Pravda, Moscow, 19 August 2005
"2 men and 2 women"
2 men and 2 women (Indonesia)
Crime: Drinking and Being Alone Together after dark
Two unmarried couples were sentenced to flogging in the province of Aceh, for drinking alcohol and being alone together after dark. The women fainted after being beaten 40 times on Friday outside a mosque in central Aceh, witnesses said. They were taken to a hospital, but had no serious injuries.
For more information, see: Jakarta Post, 29 August 2005