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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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Joko Widodo “Indonesia is still a tolerant nation”

Joko Widodo “Indonesia is still a tolerant nation”

Indonesian President  Joko Widodo has argued that the country is still a tolerant nation that embraces pluralism despite growing concerns about religious freedoms and crackdowns on the LGBTI community. In a new interview the Indonesian President said the country still embraced a moderate form of Islam. “Pluralism has always been a part of Indonesia’s DNA,” Joko […]

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Indonesia says no room for LGBT community

Indonesia said there was “no room” for the LGBT community on Thursday as activists highlighted the growing number of attacks on the gay community in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. “Rights of citizens like going to school and getting an ID card are protected, but there is no room in Indonesia for the proliferation […]

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