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A draft of the local criminal code known as Qanun Jinayat, obtained by the Jakarta Globe includes a clause that stipulates that a non-Muslim caught violating Shariah would be given the option of being tried at a Shariah court or at a regular court, based on the national criminal code.
However, if the act is considered a crime under Shariah but not under the national criminal code, even non-Muslim violators would be tried based on the regulations stipulated in the Qanun Jinayat.
The maximum punishment under the Shariah-based code is 200 strokes of the cane, a fine worth the price of 2 kilograms of gold or 200 months in jail.
Convicted child rapists, for instance, would face punishment of 150-200 strokes of the cane or a fine of between 1.5kg and 2kg of gold or a prison sentence of 150 to 200 months.
Engaging in homosexual acts — which is not a crime under the national criminal code — would fall under the category of unlawful sexual intercourse, or zina , which is punishable by a maximum of 100 lashes, a kilogram of gold or 100 months in jail.
Buying or carrying alcoholic beverages — also allowed elsewhere in the country — would result in at least 10 strokes of the cane or 10 months in prison, with a maximum fine of 100 grams of gold.
Without much fanfare, the Aceh provincial administration and legislative council have approved the Qanun Jinayat (behavior-governing bylaw) that obliges every Muslim and non-Muslim in Aceh to follow sharia, the Islamic legal code.
“The qanun does indeed oblige everyone in Aceh to follow sharia without exception,” councilor Abdulah Saleh, who was involved in the deliberation of the qanun in the council, confirmed on Thursday.
Right activists on Tuesday expressed serious concerns about a proposed bylaw that would impose a Shariah-based criminal code on non-Muslims in Aceh.
“Don’t allow Islamic Shariah to curb civil rights, especially if it is forcefully applied to non-Muslims,” Bonar Tigor Naipospos, deputy chairman of human rights watchdog Setara Institute, told the Jakarta Globe on Tuesday. As a possible solution, he explained that two legal systems could be in place at the same time: local laws and national laws, but he added: “People should be able to choose.”