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Gang avoid murder charges after trans woman set ablaze in Indonesia

Gang avoid murder charges after trans woman set ablaze in Indonesia

Indonesian police in North Jakarta have announced there will be no murder charges for six suspects alleged to have burned a transgender woman alive as revenge for theft. 43-year-old Mira was reported to have been beaten, doused in petrol and burned after she was accused of stealing a wallet and phone from a truck driver […]

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Just.equal call on Australia to speak up about proposed Indonesian laws

Just.equal call on Australia to speak up about proposed Indonesian laws

Equality advocates are calling on the Australian Government to speak out against moves in Indonesia to criminalise homosexuality. A proposal before the Indonesian Parliament will see LGBTIQ people sent to “rehabilitation camps”, with the children of those who do not turn themselves in being taken away. Just.equal spokesperson, Ivan Hinton-Teoh, said Australia should be asking Indonesia […]

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Indonesian bill calls for LGBTI people to report for “rehabilitation”

Indonesian bill calls for LGBTI people to report for “rehabilitation”

LGBTI rights activists have expressed alarm at a bill being considered by the Indonesian parliament. The proposal calls for LGBT people to report to authorities for rehabilitation. A draft “family resilience” bill has been proposed by members of the House of Representatives of Indonesia. The draft law defines homosexuality as a deviance which poses a […]

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Raids on Indonesia’s LGBTQ+ community follow UK rapist’s conviction

Raids on Indonesia’s LGBTQ+ community follow UK rapist’s conviction

Warning: This article contains information about sexual assault. A mayor has ordered raids on the LGBTIQ+ community in the Indonesian city of Depok in West Java in response to a rape conviction in the UK. The Guardian has reported that the mayor of Depok has urged citizens to report LGBTIQ+ people and activity to authorities, […]

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Indonesian city brings in new anti-gay laws

Indonesian city brings in new anti-gay laws

The Indonesian city Paraman has brought in a new bylaw which sees people fined USD$70 for homosexual or transgender activity. The city in West Sumatra introduced the law this week on Friday council chair Fitri Nora said the fines would apply for immoral acts that disturb public order. “Those who conduct immoral same-sex acts and transvestite […]

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Indonesian police arrest 10 women in LGBT+ crackdown

Indonesian police arrest 10 women in LGBT+ crackdown

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

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Two gay men publicly flogged in Aceh Indonesia

Two gay men publicly flogged in Aceh Indonesia

Outside a Mosque in Indonesia’s Aceh province a young man stands in front of a crowd of hundred of onlookers, he wears a traditional white koko shirt, and stands as a hooded man hits him with a cane. A police officer counts each stoke and the crowd cheer after each stroke hits the man’s body. […]

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Rising anti-LGBT sentiment in Indonesia is affecting tackling HIV

Rising anti-LGBT sentiment in Indonesia is affecting tackling HIV

Human Rights Watch have warned that rising discrimination against the LGBTI community in Indonesia is having a negative effect on the countries efforts to tackle HIV. “The Indonesian government should recognize that its role in abuses against LGBT people is seriously compromising the country’s response to HIV,” said Kyle Knight, LGBT rights researcher at Human […]

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ASEAN parliamentarians urge Indonesia not to criminalise homosexuality

ASEAN parliamentarians urge Indonesia not to criminalise homosexuality

ASEAN parliamentarians for Human Rights have publicly urged Indonesia’s parliament not to criminalize homosexuality. The Indonesian parliament is currently debating a proposal to amend the country’s criminal code, the changes would make homosexuality illegal in Indonesia and also criminalise all sex outside of matrimony. During the debate last week one Indonesian MP argued in favour […]

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Indonesian MP says gay people should be executed

Indonesian MP says gay people should be executed

An Indonesian MP has said gay people should face the death penalty or life imprisonment. Muslim Ayud made the comments in the country’s House of Representatives as they debated amending the country’s criminal code. The proposed amendments would see gay sex, and sex outside of wedlock, being made illegal. Representing the Islamist National Mandate Party (PAN) […]

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