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Indonesian Province to Expand Sharia Law

Indonesia has the world’s largest Muslim population and a legal system based on Dutch civil law and Indonesian government regulations. But in a 2001 compromise with separatists, Aceh province in Sumatra island’s north was allowed to implement Sharia law. Since then, religious justice has become increasingly strict — and, for some residents, uncomfortable, at the very least. A prosecutor took a cane to a convicted criminal. The man and five other family members received public...

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