Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Muslims and non-Muslims alike are now subject to strict Islamic law in the conservative province of Aceh.
It is the only one of Indonesia's 34 provinces to impose Islamic law in the most populous Muslim-majority nation in the world, with a population of about 250 million people.
Aceh province implemented Islamic law in 2001, but in September the religious "penal code" was extended to everyone, now applying to some 90,000 non-Muslims who live there.
Offences not previously regulated such as adultery, homosexual acts, and sex outside marriage are now punishable with sentences handed down by Islamic courts, including public flogging. Buying or carrying alcoholic beverages could result in 10 strokes of the cane, 10 months in prison, or a maximum fine of 100 grams in gold.
Women dressed for a wedding, Aceh province.
A woman sitting in the city hall conference room, dressed for an official event. Banda Aceh
A young couple is sent away from a veranda of the river as male/female public meetings are illegal out of the wedlock.
Young man is "jokingly" made to do ten pushups because of his haircut.
You woman receives a sermon from a sharia police officer on the appropriate dress code for girls
Sharia police road block. Women can be flagged and ticketed for non-compliance with the dressing code in Aceh, which forbids any piece of clothing revealing the shape of the body
Confiscated goods in the Sharia police station include booze, firecrackers and religious artifacts, newspapers etc.
A broom is ready to take his first step to the altar with his wife. They are both 19.
Suzuya employees must wear their uniform at work can be fined as their trousers are too slim.
The remains of a big hotel who used to stand on stilts before the central mosque in Banda Aceh.
Christiano community, Sunday Morning prayer
transgender in their house in Banda Aceh
sport outfits for girls
unmarried youngsters in house they use to hang out.
A house of a public official in the Sharia offices
The Sheik Syah Kula graveyard and the mosque built around it are a very important praying place in Banda Aceh. Singing prays are held almost daily in frame where the sea and the staggering mosque offer a very intense religious experience.
hijab shop in Banda Aceh
The Sheik Syah Kula graveyard and mosque.
girls take selfies on Ule beach.
The sea from Aceh. Sheik Syah Kula Mosque.