Acehnese against the passing of the stoning law

Translated from:, Banda Aceh: A number of elements of society and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Aceh rallied outside the Parliament Building of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, Monday (14/9). They protested the legislators whom they think passed the qanun or provincial regulation of stoning too hastily. The protesters felt that the community was hardly involved in formulating the regulations. They further pointed out that stoning is against the Helsinki peace agreement and is a blatant disregard of woman’s rights.

After the anti-qanun group dispersed, several pro-qanun students came to the Parliament House to show their support for the legalization of qanun. They carried posters stating that whoever against the qanun stoning is a common enemy.

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