ADDED ON: 10/21/2018

Indonesian Police Arrest Two Men Linked to LGBT Facebook Page

10/21/2018 | US News and World Report

Indonesian police have arrested two men who allegedly operated a Facebook account to facilitate meet-ups for gay people and other sex-related services, a senior officer in the province of West Java said on Sunday. The men were charged with breaking electronic information law by creating and transmitting pornographic content, a crime that carries a maximum sentence of six years’ imprisonment and a maximum fine of one billion rupiah ($66,000). Homosexuality is not regulated by law in Indonesia, except in the conservative province of Aceh, but the country has seen an increase in raids targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, forcing many members of the community underground.

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