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Indonesian police arrested 141 men in raid on gay club Jakarta

Indonesian police arrested 141 men in raid on gay club Jakarta

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The police in Jakarta has Sunday night in a raid in a club for gay 141 men were arrested. Ten persons, including the owner and several employees of the club, are suspected of “violations of pornografiewetten”.

The rest of the detainees is still to be questioned.

On pornography in Indonesia severe penalties, up to fifteen years in prison. For the downloading of pornographic material may have been four years in prison, or 135.000 euro fine to be imposed.

Homosexuality in Indonesia, the country with the largest muslim population in the world, is not prohibited. The community of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders, however, is under pressure after government officials last year, concerns expressed about the activism of its members.

Sharia

In Aceh, indonesia, were last week, two men to a public whacking convicted. In the ultraconservatieve province on Sumatra, in addition to the national criminal law the islamic law and sex between people of the same gender be illegal.

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