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Indonesian police arrest 10 women in LGBT+ crackdown

Reports have emerged that ten women were arrested last weekend in Indonesia, accused of ‘being lesbians’.

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Reuters have revealed that police arrested the women in West Sumatra, after two of them were found to be kissing in a photo posted to Facebook.

The incident follows a series of arrests and public punishments of LGBT+ people in some regions of Indonesia – despite homosexuality not being against the law in most of the nation.

Padang Police Force said the women were all arrested for suspected “lesbian deviant behaviour”, posting a photo of their arrests to their own Facebook page.

Head of Police Pol Yadrison released a statement revealing that the women were found to be “kissing and cuddling”as if they were “men and women” on social media.

“From this discovery the office finally conducted a search and managed to find the identity and whereabouts of the photo uploader.”

Currently the Aceh region of Indonesia forbids gay sex under Sharia law, though there has been a push for a nationwide ban on homosexual activity over the course of the year.

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