SHARIA LAWS    Read the artcile on Vanity Fair (Italian)     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.
       
     
 swimming class
       
     
 girls take selfies on Ule beach.
       
     
 The sea from Aceh. Sheik Syah Kula Mosque.
       
     
  SHARIA LAWS    Read the artcile on Vanity Fair (Italian)     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.   
       
     

SHARIA LAWS

Read the artcile on Vanity Fair (Italian)

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.
       
     

Women dressed for a wedding, Aceh province.

 A woman sitting in the city hall conference room, dressed for an official event. Banda Aceh
       
     

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.
       
     

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.
       
     

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
       
     

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
       
     

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.
       
     

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.
       
     

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.
       
     

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.
       
     

The remains of a big hotel who used to stand on stilts before the central mosque in Banda Aceh.

 Christiano community, Sunday Morning prayer
       
     

Christiano community, Sunday Morning prayer

 transgender in their house in Banda Aceh
       
     

transgender in their house in Banda Aceh

 sport outfits for girls
       
     

sport outfits for girls

 unmarried youngsters in house they use to hang out.
       
     

unmarried youngsters in house they use to hang out.

 A house of a public official in the Sharia offices
       
     

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.
       
     

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
       
     

hijab shop in Banda Aceh

 The Sheik Syah Kula graveyard and mosque.
       
     

The Sheik Syah Kula graveyard and mosque.

 swimming class
       
     

swimming class

 girls take selfies on Ule beach.
       
     

girls take selfies on Ule beach.

 The sea from Aceh. Sheik Syah Kula Mosque.
       
     

The sea from Aceh. Sheik Syah Kula Mosque.