Aceh passes adultery stoning law
By BBC NEWS
Added: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 23:00:00 UTC
Thanks to Victor for the link.
Indonesia's province of Aceh has passed a new law making adultery punishable by stoning to death, a member of the province's parliament has said.
The law also imposes severe sentences for rape, homosexuality, alcohol consumption and gambling.
Opponents had tried to delay the law, saying more debate was needed because it imposes capital punishment.
Sharia law was partially introduced in Aceh in 2001, as part of a government offer to pacify separatist rebels.
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