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Aceh council passes bylaw on stoning adulterers to death

  • Hotli Simanjuntak


BANDA ACEH | Tue, September 15 2009 | 12:11 pm

PREMIUM Defying strong objections from human rights groups and the provincial administration, the Aceh legislative council passed the Islamic criminal code Monday, allowing adulterers to be stoned to death. Under the new bylaw, homosexuality is also punishable by lengthy prison terms. The controversial ordinance will take effect within 30 days for both Muslims and non-Muslims accused of committi...