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Indonesia’s Aceh Province Poised to Apply Shariah Law to Non-Muslims

Indonesia’s Aceh Province Poised to Apply Shariah Law to Non-Muslims
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The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, the most prominent symbol of Aceh, was built by the Dutch in the late 19th century to replace a mosque they had earlier destroyed during a war, Dec. 5, 2014. (Maimun Saleh/VOA)
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The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, the most prominent symbol of Aceh, was built by the Dutch in the late 19th century to replace a mosque they had earlier destroyed during a war, Dec. 5, 2014. (Maimun Saleh/VOA)

Residents and visitors of Aceh are advised not only to dress modestly on the ground of mosques but throughout the province, Dec. 5, 2014. (Maimun Saleh/VOA)
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Residents and visitors of Aceh are advised not only to dress modestly on the ground of mosques but throughout the province, Dec. 5, 2014. (Maimun Saleh/VOA)

A convicted gambler grimaces as he is whipped as punishment, Dec. 5, 2014. (Maimun Saleh/VOA)
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A convicted gambler grimaces as he is whipped as punishment, Dec. 5, 2014. (Maimun Saleh/VOA)

Those convicted of shariah law have the option of jail time, paying a fine in gold or being caned, Dec. 5, 2014. (Maimun Saleh/VOA)
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Those convicted of shariah law have the option of jail time, paying a fine in gold or being caned, Dec. 5, 2014. (Maimun Saleh/VOA)

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