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Human rights groups have condemned a mayor in Indonesia for ordering anti-LGBTIQ raids in the wake of Indonesian-born Reynhard Sinaga’s UK rape conviction. This month, a UK court jailed the serial rapist for life after he drugged and assaulted more than 100 men. As a result, the student’s crimes have sparked a homophobic backlash in …

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At least four villas in Bali are reportedly under investigation by disapproving Indonesian authorities for allegedly “marketing themselves specifically for the gay community”. Indonesian outlet Coconuts reported authorities were looking into one villa at the Seminyak Beach Resort. The villa marketed itself on Facebook as “Angelo Bali Gay Guesthouse” and attracted local attention for appearing …

'abnormal' sexual orientation

Earlier this month, international schools in Indonesia began implementing government regulation to test foreign teachers for ‘abnormal’ sexual orientation. The New York Times published questions from tests some schools required foreign teachers to take. Some questions required either agreement or disagreement with a statement. “I would feel uncomfortable knowing my daughter’s or son’s teacher was …

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Bali tourism officials have urged tourists to continue their Indonesian travel plans after global outrage at proposed sex laws. The “draconian” new laws would, among many other things, ban consensual sex outside of marriage in Indonesia, and as a result criminalise all homosexual sex. The proposals were unveiled last week but after global outrage President …

indonesia president joko widodo human rights watch

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has delayed a vote on hundreds of draconian new laws – including one banning gay sex – after worldwide outrage. The Indonesian government is proposing an extensive overhaul of the country’s criminal code. Human rights groups blasted the planned laws as “disastrous” for not only LGBTIQ people but the wider Indonesian …

lgbtiq indonesia human rights watch

New laws proposed by Indonesia to ban sex between unmarried couples are a “human rights disaster” for LGBTIQ people, advocates say. Human rights groups have slammed a bill extensively overhauling Indonesia’s criminal code. The parliament will likely vote on the bill before the end of the month. The bill would make consensual sex between unmarried …

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An Indonesia prison chief wants to isolate gay and lesbian prisoners to avoid “transmission” of homosexuality. Officials in the country this week complained that the country’s cramped same-sex prison cells had sparked a rise in “deviant” sex between inmates. “If sexual deviations are found in either male inmates or female inmates, we will take the …

Police in Indonesia arrested three women after they posted a video online claiming President Joko Widodo would legalise marriage equality if re-elected this year. In the video, shared thousands of times online, two women can be seen using the threat of marriage equality in the majority-Muslim country as a scare tactic. They tell an elderly …

Indonesian gay muslim comic

An Instagram account featuring comics depicting gay Muslims’ struggles in Indonesia has been deleted following outrage from authorities in the country. The Indonesian-language comics, posted by user @Alpantuni, depicted a gay protagonist and explores his identity and the bigotry and abuse he faces for being gay in the country. The Ministry of Communications wrote to …

lgbtiq indonesia human rights watch

Indonesian law does not criminalise private, consenting adult same-sex acts. However, in the majority Muslim country, there is an element of societal disapproval. Also, because of the need for social harmony in the diverse country, a citizen’s duties are the priority rather than their rights. Adding even more complexity to the situation for the Indonesian …

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