UN calls on Indonesia to stop imminent executions
Jul27

UN calls on Indonesia to stop imminent executions

Indonesia should immediately reinstate a moratorium on the death penalty and not proceed with 14 executions that are reportedly imminent, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein said in a statement on Wednesday (July 27). “The executions will reportedly be carried out later this week at a high security prison on Nusa Kambangan island in central Java,” the statement said, adding that the U.N. was deeply...

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Man caught hunting Pokemon on Indonesian military base
Jul20

Man caught hunting Pokemon on Indonesian military base

A Frenchman caught trespassing on a military base in Indonesia has confessed he was playing the wildly popular smartphone game Pokemon Go when he accidently strayed off course, police said. 27-year-old Romain Pierre was trying to catch virtual “pocket monsters” during an evening run when he wandered onto the high-security compound, West Java police spokesman Yusri Yunus told AFP. “He said he was hunting for...

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Photo portrait of gigantic Islamic boarding school in Indonesia
Jun14

Photo portrait of gigantic Islamic boarding school in Indonesia

Lirboyo is a huge traditional ‘pesantren’ (Islamic boarding schools) in Indonesia. Located in Kediri, East Java, the boarding school is home to roughly 17,000 students, or ‘santri’. It was founded in 1910 by KH Abdul Karim. Its pupils and students spend their days reading the Quran, studying Islamic scriptures and learning Arabic. They have around 20 hours of activities daily, beginning at 4am and finishing at...

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Ramadan raid on frail Indonesian food seller sparks anger
Jun13

Ramadan raid on frail Indonesian food seller sparks anger

Indonesian netizens have reacted with fury and a flurry of donations after footage emerged of a frail food seller breaking down as her cafe was raided for staying open during the daytime in Ramadan. Video of the 53-year-old business owner desperately begging officials not to confiscate her food went viral at the weekend, and social media users have donated almost US$20,000 to a crowdfunding site to help her and other vendors. It is...

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