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Aisyah Llewellyn

Aisyah Llewellyn

Aisyah Llewellyn is a British writer based in Medan, Indonesia, and a columnist for The Diplomat.

Aisyah Llewellyn is a British writer who has a BA in Indonesian from the School of Oriental and African Studies. She is currently completing her second BA in Indonesian law at university in North Sumatra. She is a former diplomat and writes primarily about law and human rights. She has a true crime newsletter and podcast named Hukum.

Posts by Aisyah Llewellyn
June 12, 2024

Art Imitates Life in Indonesian Horror Film – But is Anyone Entertained?

By Aisyah Llewellyn
The hit film “Vina: Sebelum 7 Hari” drew its inspiration from the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in 2016, prompting accusations of bad taste.

May 28, 2024

Jemaah Islamiyah Is Not Back After Malaysia Attack

By Aisyah Llewellyn
The recent attack on a police station in Johor State bears all the hallmarks of a lone-wolf attack.
May 22, 2024

Indonesia’s Horror Scene Is Booming. Can It Conquer The International Market?

By Aisyah Llewellyn
Local horror films have topped the domestic box office, but translating that appeal to international markets is not straightforward.

May 15, 2024

Serial Has a New Guantanamo Podcast, but Is Anyone Listening?

By Aisyah Llewellyn
The podcast's latest series examines the history of the detention camp, where around 30 people, including Indonesian and Malaysian nationals, remain incarcerated.

April 24, 2024

Australia’s (Alleged) Mushroom Murders Raise the Question of How Women Kill

By Aisyah Llewellyn
The case of Erin Patterson, who has been charged with poisoning four relatives of her ex-husband, has transfixed the country.

April 03, 2024

Does a Ship’s Flag Matter?

By Aisyah Llewellyn
The container ship that collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge flew a Singaporean flag, but this is unlikely to play much of a role in the complex legal case to come.
March 14, 2024

Another Aircraft Incident Highlights Indonesia’s Shaky Aviation Safety Record

By Aisyah Llewellyn
Despite a string of fatal accidents, the country is struggling to improve safety standards in its aviation industry.

February 22, 2024

Indonesian Election Shows Advances In Deradicalization Methods

By Aisyah Llewellyn
A number of former members of the extremist group Jemaah Islamiyah cast their votes in last week's election, some for the first time.

January 29, 2024

Two Malaysian Men Sentenced to 23 Years Prison For Bali Bombing

By Aisyah Llewellyn
However, the sentences given to Mohammed Farik bin Amin and Mohammed Nazir bin Lep are far from the full story.

January 04, 2024

Are Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates Helpful?

By Aisyah Llewellyn
Indonesia's recent presidential and vice-presidential debates have obscured as much about the candidates as they have revealed.

December 20, 2023

In Gaza, an Indonesian Volunteer Has Become an Unlikely War Reporter

By Aisyah Llewellyn
Fikri Rofiul Haq, 24, who came to Gaza with an Indonesian charity, has remained behind in order to bear witness to the ongoing war.
December 12, 2023

Indonesia’s Volcanoes Are Famous, But Is There a Way to Make Them Safer?

By Aisyah Llewellyn
The eruption of Mount Marapi in West Sumatra on December 3 claimed the lives of 23 people.

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