“Indonesia: New law in Aceh makes adultery punishable by stoning”
This a call to action and informative post by the Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) international solidarity network and the Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning Women (SKSW) with regard to 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 post provides updates as to the exact changes in the laws and how these will affect women. Please check back on this post for updates on the situation.