ACEH (INDONESIA): STONING LAW TO BE REVIEWED
October 27, 2009: an Islamic law authorising the stoning to death of adulterers and the whipping of homosexuals in Indonesia's Aceh province will be reviewed, Aceh government spokesman Abdul Hamid Zein said. It would be reconsidered by the newly elected council and has not been signed into effect by the governor of the conservative Muslim province.
"Acehnese Governor Irwandi Yusuf has refused to sign the by-law because of the stoning (provision), which is identical to a death sentence," Zein told AFP.
"From the beginning the Acehnese government hasn't agreed with the stoning law. We hope the parliament will discuss the law again." (Sources: Agence France Presse, 27/10/2009)