Persecution Alert

Two men arrested for having gay sex face up to 100 lashings

11 April 2017

Two gay Indonesian men have been arrested and face 100 lashes in a case that is drawing international attention to the enforcement of controversial new Islamic bylaws in the semi-autonomous Aceh province.

Mobile phone footage, showing vigilantes slapping one of the young men as he sits naked on the ground awaiting arrest by local sharia police, has been shared on social media in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.

See: The Guardian, Indonesia: gay men facing 100 lashes for having sex, 11 April 2017


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