Posted by: becketfund | September 14, 2009

Indonesia: New Law Approves Stoning as Punishment for Adultery

BANDA ACEH – A new law, approved on September 13 by the Parliament, replaces portions of the civil code with Sharia law and dictates that Muslims who commit adultery may be stoned to death, the AFP reported on September 14. The Governor of of Aceh, Irwandi Yusuf, had opposed the new law and had urged for a delay in the bill’s deliberation.

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