Marie Dhumieres

Marie Dhumieres is a freelance journalist covering the Middle-East and the Balkans, and occasionally writing about her native France.

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Nusakambangan prison island, where the death row prisoners have been taken

'Indonesia's Alcatraz': An island of doom for two young men...and a diplomatic relationship

Nusakambangan is where two Australian drug smugglers (but thought to have reformed) are due to be executed – to  Canberra's fury

The boat washed up by the tsunami has now become a tourist attraction

Tsunami 10 years on: Aceh, the city at the epicentre has been rebuilt, but other scars remain

"We thought it was the end, that Judgement Day had arrived "

Governor Joko Widodo being interviewed in City Hall earlier this year

Indonesia election: Result will consolidate its democracy, or move backwards, experts say

The election is mapping out to be the tightest in Indonesia’s history

Sharia police stop a couple during an operation against women wearing tight jeans in Banda Aceh

Young and in love in Indonesia? Beware, in Banda Aceh the sharia police are watching

Unmarried couples face harsh penalties if they break Islamic laws

Frederik Harhoff wrote an email questioning the tribunal’s impartiality

Judge thrown off Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal for criticising 'change of direction' in verdicts

Danish judge Frederik Harhoff suggested in an email that Israel and the US were behind a series of acquittals of senior Croat and Serb defendants. The email was leaked to the media

The Jewish community has condemned the decision to turn the former camp (pictured) into a shopping centre

Plan to transform former Belgrade concentration camp into shopping centre is condemned by Jewish groups

Those opposed to the project at Topovske Supe want the site to be 'a place of remembrance'

Why is the right of Muslim women to wear the veil still so controversial in France?

A recent court decision showed these pieces of fabric still have the same power to inflame public debate. Is it a feminist issue? A secular issue? Or just plain bigotry?

In the search for justice in the former Yugoslavia, are we ignoring the Serbian victims of war crimes?

Serbia is to blame for the vast majority of atrocities committed during the 90s wars in the Balkans, but Serbs were also murdered and expelled from their homes

Postcard from... Delhi

Spend two days in Delhi, India's capital and the second biggest city in the country, and your snot will be black.

Postcard from... Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer, the "Golden city" of Rajasthan, is one of the most popular destinations in India.

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It helps a winner keep on winning
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Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
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Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

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Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

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