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Liberal MP condemns Indonesia’s treatment of gay men

Liberal MP condemns Indonesia’s treatment of gay men

Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman has called the caning of two gay men in Indonesia “cruel and sickening” following the public punishment in Aceh this week. The two men were arrested after vigilantes broke into their residence, and claimed the pair were having gay sex which is against Aceh’s laws. Zimmerman said Australia should not stand […]

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Indonesian men will receive 85 lashes for gay sex

Indonesian men will receive 85 lashes for gay sex

Two men in Indonesia’s Aceh province will receive 85 lashes for engaging in gay sex. The punishment, which has been issued under the region’s Sharia law that was implemented two years ago, is 5 more lashes than the prosecution had even asked for. The maximum sentence is 100 lashes. “The defendants are proven to have […]

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Prosecutors call for Indonesian couple to be caned 80 times

Prosecutors call for Indonesian couple to be caned 80 times

  Prosecutors in the Indonesian province of Aceh have called for two men, who were caught having sex by their neighbours, be punished with 80 strokes of the rattan. The two men, aged 20 and 23, were arrested after their neighbours secretly filmed them having sex in the privacy of their own home. They neighbours […]

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