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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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United Nations official concerned over Indonesia’s treatment of LGBT people

United Nations official concerned over Indonesia’s treatment of LGBT people

The United Nations’ human rights office has raised concern about the way Indonesian authorities are treating LGBT people. In recent months there has been an increasing number of cases where gay men have been detained under the country’s anti-pornography laws which are open to wide interpretation.┬áIn the most recent case, 141 men were detained after […]

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